Thursday, April 12, 2012

Snitches v Truth Tellers

One of the (many) things that adults have failed to convey and impart adequately unto the younger generation is the difference between a "snitch" and a truth teller, or whistleblower, if you will. What should be obvious (and many are completely oblivious to) is that a snitch is someone who discloses information for personal gain, be it financial, hierarchical, or petty, personal revenge. A person who discloses a truth for the greater good, often at great personal sacrifice, is not someone to be loathed or ostracized, but one to be praised, encouraged- emulated. Of course, it's always hardest teaching that which we ourselves don't practice.

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