Truth hidden under lock and key is an unspoken lie[This thread wins a special prize for the topic-based TOW of November 2017]
A bitter truth is better than a sweet lie. One cannot simply hide the truth and kill the actual happening. It may appear like a secret but it is actually an unspoken lie and not a secret. The truth which is revealed on time may be helpful to someone. Hiding the truth and portraying something with fake words is an act of dishonesty. Lying is not only done with words, but remaining silent is also equal to lying. Instead of hiding the truth and becoming a coward, speak the truth boldly and try to face the truth. For every problem, there is a solution and for every truth, a recovery action can be done. Secrets and lies have the power to ruin a relationship and the trust of a person. Some people hide the truth on purpose or for the good of someone. Is it acceptable to hide the truth for the good of someone?
The painful truth which is revealed later may have an adverse impact on the feelings of a person. The truth hidden under lock and key can be kept secret for a period of time but unfortunately, if the lock gets opened with any master key at any worse condition, then it will become tedious to handle the situation. So, it is better to bruise a heart with the truth than to break the heart with a lie.