Honesty Is NOT The Best Policy

Whoever said that honesty is the best policy probably never worked in politics, had a relationship or dealt with any area that involves people and their emotions. As long as you’re not covering up some massive conspiracy involving dead people you killed, it’s alright. It’s only a little white lie.

While I usually would have something interesting to go along with this little piece of today’s wisdom, I fear that any more of this and I would need to scrub myself down as if I was trying to remove toxic waste from my skin. Sometimes I forget that in dealing with people, it means you have to keep wearing the masks that hide who you really are, because people don’t believe in anything else other than their own sense of self. I ask you, do I really have to keep wearing this mask every time I talk to even people I consider my close friends? Do we really have to?

Now I really feel like I need a shower.

5 thoughts on “Honesty Is NOT The Best Policy

  1. Nope, no, nada. Just be yourself. I don’t get it why you can’t be yourself when you deal with people. I mean, you are you. And they are themselves.

  2. Some people tend to put their feelings above rational thought. There is nothing I can do about it. It just brings more conflict than necessary. I have to wear that mask at least to shut them up. But I wonder if its worth it to keep wearing it amongst people you call friends. Why should I?

  3. As sad as it is, with some people you do, that is if you still want to be friends with them. There are also certain circumstances where you’d have to, eg if you deal with them on a professional level. Not everyone is accepting of what is being revealed to them so it’s worth sussing them out to avoid disappointment.

  4. Being professional. It’s easy to stay with the mask. It gets harder to answer that Cléa, when you ask yourself is it worth keeping them as the friends they were? Like we’ve both said before, people change, situations change. Deciding whether it’s worth it is one of the hardest things to do that I know off. Is it worth the risk of alienating everyone else in your personal life for the select few who you know will accept you for who you are? Not an easy choice.

  5. Michael Ball’s the rose is painful to hear yet it gives a good shaking up – you need to want to love yourself, wake up every day and realize you’re awesome and lovable NOT MATTER what, before you are truly qualified to tell people ‘hey i’ criticising you because I believe that honesty is the best policy.’ Otherwise its all a case of i wanna be honest because i like lecturing people and it makes me feel good.

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