Another story to make you feel good; or bad depending on your take of it – Enjoy.
Honesty – there are times, I am sure, that any one of us feels that word is as dead as the dinosaurs. It isn’t hard to understand why many of us lament the apparent lack of honesty in this world, what with all of the myriad and sundry news stories out there of people, if not stretching the truth, then outright lying. Our collective lack of belief that there is any honesty any more is only magnified by the fact that this is also an election year, so we are getting pelted by barely truths, mistruths, and utter untruths multiple times a day. It gets exhausting trying to weed through all of it, hoping to find the smallest kernel of truth out there. Then, there are our own personal dilemma’s, when many of us have lied too, myself included. So, with all of this lack of “truthiness,” to quote Stephen Colbert, it is then far too easy to declare the word, “truth,” dead on arrival.
Then we read, or hear a story that gives us hope, and restores our belief in that lonely word “truth,” if even only temporarily. This is just one of those stories.
28 years old Molly Palmer reeled in a 12 ft. long, 1,022.5 pound marlin, while participating in The Big Island Invitational Marlin Tournament, and that fish would have been big enough to win the $129,000 grand prize for the tourney, and land Ms. Palmer in the record books, for largest marlin caught by a woman. Yes, it would have been, if she and the rest of the crew on the boat had only lied.
Molly Palmer and the crew admitted to tournament officials that she did not solely reel in this monster fish, she had help from the crew, and that is a no, no, according to the tournament rules, and the requirements to breaking the world record. (read more here)
I wonder how many other people would have been so honest…