I think it is important to speak the truth always, but it is also equally important to recognize that one’s truth isn’t absolute and static, rather relative and sometimes fluid. Thus, I think it is wise to be empathetic and try to appreciate the truth of others. That is the way you can begin to engage in a conversation that may lead to positive, constructive action. Without conversation, there is no hope. Honduras’ problems are no different from those of any other developing country. In many ways, they are similar to the problems we face here in the US. Again, everyone knows what the problems are… and sometimes a little distance provides a healthy perspective. Everyone is blaming each other. Everyone believes they have the answer. Everyone is talking past each other. These are all distractions. It leads nowhere. And the poor remain poor.
One’s truth isn’t absolute