Tell The Truth
“The reason you're reading this book is that I did a dangerous thing for a man in my position: I told the truth.” - Edward Snowden
When we speak the truth, people might discredit us, call us crazy, attention seeker and delusional. However, there are those who believe in us.
These are the consequences of telling the truth.
Deciding to speak the truth can cost a lot. A cost so high that it includes your own life.
On June 6, 2013, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden went public about the NSA & CIA global mass surveillance system. He talks about how everything about us is tracked once we have access to the Internet.
Once Snowden went public, he was on the run. The media was after him, including his own government that will put him in prison. 7 years later, he now resides in Russia with his wife. His stay in Russia was supposed to be a layover before his flight to Ecuador. Unfortunately, his passport got revoked was invalid after his plane took off in Hong Kong.
You can learn more about his life in his book Permanent Record.
Edward Snowden is a perfect example of doing what’s right and telling the truth. He risked everything including his life to let people know about what is happening behind the scenes.
For us ordinary people, we may not have a job like him, but there will come a time when we have to speak the truth.
The time when we decide to speak the truth is the time when our lives will change forever.
Remember: The truth will always sound crazy in a system and a world built on lies.