Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
In an age where falsities and fake news seem to have vanquished reality, it comes over as no surprise to see the propagation of falsehoods emerge as a promising industry. Such sensationalist, sugarcoated news articles or programs unabashedly peddle exaggerated, often fake, victim narratives. Unsurprisingly, these revolutionary ideas find more appeal among the masses – the youth in particular – than the noiseless truth. Sowing the seeds of discord and discontentment in young minds, such false information is backed by other false stories. This creates a cobweb of fake narratives that, ironically, seem to back each other up.
As dense as these clouds of lies might seem, one ray of truth is always enough to pierce through them. Often drowned out by several noisy lies, the mute truth is still potent enough to emerge triumphant in the end. In fact, the truth rips apart the network of lies built to keep it from coming out. And when it does, it reinforces just how powerful it is, despite its apparent tardiness. So, notwithstanding the time one spends building a castle of lies, the truth will inevitably demolish it.
Several proverbs and adages attest to the importance of being truthful and honest. They all have one thing in common: the ability of the truth to tower above a million falsehoods. Another reason why one should always be truthful in speech and behavior is because truth seldom needs any remembering. This is obviously not quite the case with lying. Truth has often been compared to tall mountains and the vast ocean. Gautama Buddha, also known as Lord Buddha or simply Buddha, also used an interesting analogy to convey just how effective the truth is: “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”