Time to give it up.

Soon probably. I think I should try this brutal honesty bit more often. Definitely seems like the way to go.

I think most brutal honesty is a mask to hide behind so you can hurt someone. Maybe make them feel the same pain you’re feeling but they can’t be mad at you, it is the truth after all. They are just being honest.

When is it okay not to have that sort of honesty? When is it worth it to just keep your mouth closed? I think for most people the cost of hurting someone deeply outweighs the benefit of being honest at all times.

While I think honesty is a virtue and should be practice there are times when finding a way to avoid an answer or removing yourself from the situation are the more chivalrous approach. I am guilty of not being honesty and not always for some good reason, not even most of the time actually but I do find it a better thing to spare a person some horrible pain than to stick it to them just because what I believe to be the truth.

I’ve just seen brutal honesty being exercised and I don’t think I will use it anymore. I will find better outlets to do what I need to do. As for being a recipient to brutal honesty, I’m not sure how to handle it. I will have to be brutally honest myself, I think it was without a doubt meant to hurt. It was a revenge statement. Because of that I will have to think of a different way to respond to it, if I respond at all.


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