In the end, truth will win out.
Sure – deceit may enjoy the spoils early on. But the spoils won’t last.
Hiding the truth will only cause harm to yourself and others.
Reputation follows you.
And so does your lizard brain.
If you want to live happy, sleep well, and be at peace, be transparent and honest.
Any other choice will lead you astray. Even if you may benefit from it in the short run.
Don’t let the ghosts of the past haunt you.