On ‘THE LIES WE TELL’ By Mitchell Odhiambo

Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting but a man who deceives his neighbour shall be exposed in the assembly.


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Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting but a man who deceives his neighbour shall be exposed in the assembly.

We live in a world that allows us to project to the world whatever image and whatever perception we would like them to have of us. I would encourage us to be truthful at all times. Explore honesty especially with someone you intend to build a relationship with.

Social media allows us to broadcast the status of our lives to those who follow us and we retain the sole prerogative to shape and curve our image. We see men who photo shop themselves into expensive cars and machinery and women who try out clothes and jewelry in malls only for a photo moment with a Gucci handbag. These images quickly find their way on to Instagram or Facebook or other social platforms. And people use this social capital as a smoke screen to attract men and women of a particular class. Quite a world we live in.

A story is told about a gentleman who courted a lady for 6 months always driving her around in a borrowed car and dropping her off at her place. Whenever the lady would request to see his house, this was met by a decline and she was told to wait until they got married. Shock on her when she married the dude only to learn that he was deep in debt, didn’t own a car, lived in a shanty house but was obsessed with projecting an alternative image to people around.

It is amazing how far people can go to impress others. Living a lavish lifestyle to impress others at the expense of your true self. I would rather you be open and share to those that mean everything to you, your true state and your darkest fears and allow them to love you for who you are. Whether a broken shell or an ivory tower, be true and be sincere.

I also read about a man who sued his wife a day after their wedding for false advertising. She washed off her make-up and the man could not believe his eyes. That was not the woman married. I cannot begin to imagine the trauma.

Be sincere and be honest. Pleasant words are like an honey comb; sweetness to the soul and health to the bones. Until we speak again, I am your host Mitchell Odhiambo. Welcome to a man’s world.  To get a female perspective on this, please read Mercy’s post HERE

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