The truth matters. I try to remember this every day. I try to believe this every day. And it is hard. I believe in the truth, but, let me be clear, not out of some vigorous sense of idealism. I largely believe in the truth because it is easier to remember the truth than it is to keep up with lies. It is easier to create change and get things done when the most valuable currency is truth. The older I get, the more I crave simplicity and the straightforward. I also know we all lie, some of us more than others. People who say they never lie are lying. Most of us probably lie more to ourselves than anyone else. Sometimes we lie because we have to and sometimes because we want to. But Words matter. The truth matters. It is incomprehensible that this needs to be said, but this needs to be said.