"Of Truth" is an ssay by Bacon. In this essay bacon reaches out to his readers by telling us what is the significance of truth. What i have understood from this stratling essay is that we all are aware of the vitality of truth, but the application is sometimes tacky and ironic. For instance, in the case of complementing one another, if we are blatant and truthful it might hurt the person. So sometimes even if we talk too much about being truthful we cannot adhere to it all the time. Traders cannot be truthful in their business at times. So we take it for granted that not being truthful to others sometimes is excusable.
Sometimes what we humans do is inexcusable. Even without listening to the entire truth we start giving our opinions and judgements. This sometimes, rather most of the times proves fatal. Like Bacon mentionn in his essay about justice pilate, who without even listening to the truth passed his judgement on Jesus Christ. This example is a perfect one to understand the vivacity of the word truth. We humans forget to understand the depth of the word truth. It's rightly said that one truth is better than a hundred lies put together. But still we fail to make an impression of this statement on our minds. We invariably fall into the pit of sham, pretense, lies.
It's understandable that sometimes we have to avoid being truthful, in the case of complementing one another, because here the question arises, are we hurting someone's feelings here? this can be brutal so to avoid this emotional scene we have to make the person happy by praising him fallaciously. We have to take help of lies to make people happy. This can also be for a selfish reason. It's natural for us humans to be in the good books of one and sundry, therefore we often hold on to lies to make people happy and give a better opinion of our selves.These are the true facts of life.