Here is my take away from the two stories--
Run from anything which necessitates
the need for secrecy.
Before you speak, write, or act consider the implications of public exposure. If secrecy is needed--unless you are the CIA--you are headed down the wrong path. Your failure to live the truth has far reaching ripple effects, at times for generations to come. Look beyond yourself and consider how your actions will affect not only those involved, but all those in the sphere of influence. Somethings are just not worth the cost.
Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.