Monday, July 11, 2016

Leave yourself nowhere to hide

I was recently selected to sit on the jury for a civil trial. 

During the case preparation, the lead attorney gave all of the jurors a communication tip that I though was interesting. He said, jurors should never say, you never asked me that, at the end of a trial. 

Because the selection process all about fairness and impartiality. And if the case is about to close, and the attorney suddenly realizes that one of the jurors is questionably connected to the defendant, the whole trial is a wash. 

On the other hand, if the jurors are forthcoming about their past, proactive voicing their concerns, telling the truth early and often, there’s no risk of impartiality. 

What a perfect lesson for all of our relationships and interactions. 

Just say it now. Put everything on front street. Be radically honest when most people would say nothing. 

It’s not only appreciated by the people around you, but it’s a huge calorie saver in the long run. 

Can you imagine how much energy it requires to lie to people? I don’t have that kind of time. 

But living life with nothing to fear, nothing to lose, nothing to hide and nothing to prove? Sounds like a vacation to me. 

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