Half-Truths Promote Unhappiness

“Similarly, when I counsel people who are depressed, I certainly ask how they are feeling and express sympathy for their emotional suffering, but most of all I want to gather facts, detailed and comprehensive information about their lives. Usually when we do that together, we discover that at least part of the problem is that the depressed people are telling themselves a lie, a half-truth, or only half the truth. It’s usually not deliberately deceitful. Some people can be so fixated on something that they blow it out of all proportion, or else they unintentionally exaggerate and distort reality.” -David Murray, The Happy Christian

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