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The Truth And The Lie by ShackWes(f): 10:18am On Mar 11
I wanted to share this with you guys, hoping you'd like it as much as I did when I first read it. Although, I dont necessarily believe “The Truth" should be shameful. “The Truth" is naked because she has nothing to hide, hence, shouldn't be ashamed. Or perhaps “The Truth” was ashamed because she allowed herself to get tricked by “The Lie.” Read it and you will understand more of what I mean:

According to a 19th century legend, the Truth and the Lie meet one day. The Lie says to the Truth: "It's a marvellous day today"! The Truth looks up to the skies and sighs, for the day was really beautiful. They spend a lot of time together, ultimately arriving beside a well. The Lie tells the Truth: "The water is very nice, let's take a bath together!" The Truth, once again suspicious, tests the water and discovers that it indeed is very nice. They UnCloth and start bathing. Suddenly, the Lie comes out of the water, puts on the clothes of the Truth and runs away. The furious Truth comes out of the well and runs everywhere to find the Lie and to get her clothes back. The World, seeing the Truth naked, turns its gaze away, with contempt and rage.

The poor Truth returns to the well and disappears forever, hiding therein, its shame. Since then, the Lie travels around the world, dressed as the Truth, satisfying the needs of society, because, the World, in any case, harbours no wish at all to meet the naked Truth.

The world famous painting- "The Truth coming out of the well" Jean-Léon Gérôme, 1896.

source : Quora

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Re: The Truth And The Lie by Xenry: 10:20am On Mar 11
So the truth is a grown-ass woman? Hmmmtongue

Re: The Truth And The Lie by ShackWes(f): 10:24am On Mar 11
So the truth is a grown-ass woman? Hmmmtongue

It's just a painting that illustrates the story

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Re: The Truth And The Lie by Xenry: 10:40am On Mar 11

It's just a painting that illustrates the story
I know, I was just catching cruise. By the way, It's an interesting story and it reflects the truth.

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Re: The Truth And The Lie by Whazar: 12:36pm On Mar 11
Way of life

That's why the truth is always hidden while the lie goes around the world

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