I recently read the following question: "Is it possible to lie without saying a word?" I really thought about it, though I instictively knew the answer was ABSOLUTELY. Why, then, did I have to think? Well, I thought about what I lie about without saying anything. I think we all do it at some point or another.
What is it that I lie about? I don't stand up for what I truly believe in. I don't speak out when I see something that I know is against my personal opinion in the name of playing nice. I don't want to hurt other people's feelings or get in an arguement that may damage a relationship. So I don't always share how I feel about topics, especially regarding religion and politics.
I am aware of this, but to be honest I'm not willing to change it. On certain things I have my own thought processes, and I will continue to keep them mostly to myself. Maybe it's because I don't want to be judged, or maybe it's because I'm not willing to explain my position. I don't really know the reason.
So there you have it. I am not honest 100% of the time on political or religious views. I will ride the fence if I have to in order to avoid an awkward conversation. I hope I haven't offended anyone in my effort to not be offensive!