Try to speak the truth my friend’s, as what is a world shrouded in mystery. Never forget that truth comes before loyalty. No good comes from being loyal to a cause or your misplaced convictions if at first there is no truthfulness in your conscious actions, you will pay a price for your misplaced loyalty.
One way to see that you are speaking and acting in a truthful manner is to try to comprehend the outcome of your actions, which are always thoughts before they become alive in this world.
When a child is young and learning what is needed to survive in this world, all it sees and does is the truth, until one day it learns that to get what it wants, it may have to lie. But its first intentions was to look for the truth in this world before it learned otherwise. I am asking you to go back to the stage before you learned to lie by using methods such as having to cry to get loved or fed. These methods came before the child could speak and therefore ingrained, ways of getting ones own way in a less than upfront manner.
You are no longer a child and have been given the gift of speech. You no longer have to mislead people to get what you want. You can now look at your thoughts and see the consequences of your actions.
You may say telling the truth may hurt someone, but it’s better that person knew what you was truly thinking, than not to speak your mind, as that would be a lie as well to hide the truth of your thoughts. As a child you sought the truth of your new surroundings, one should carry on the work that you started and got mislead, seek the truth not easy answers.