Honesty is NOT the Best Policy

I used to think being honest was the way to go.

Don’t even bother. Lie, just lie until you’re blue in the face. Nobody wants to hear the truth. We have so many triggers; so many ways by which things get to us. It’s not worth it.

I don’t care if it’s your friends, family, lover, pet, or mug of hot chocolate; you tell that chocolate goodness what it wants to hear and nothing else. I assure you, the risk of hurting someone you love isn’t worth being straight with them.

Do you have OCD and as a result find yourself oversharing? I do.

For years I’ve been hearing and reading how people want others to always be honest with them. Women often go around putting down guys who lie or withdraw the facts, but when we do as they ask? Game over.

That thing you feel you should tell them because they want honesty?

Keep it to yourself.

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2 thoughts on “Honesty is NOT the Best Policy

  1. I think the subject isn’t black and white. Honesty, is a good thing. But telling someone something that has no positive outcome is when you should keep it to yourself. Especially hurtful opinions. Other than that, you should be open and honest. It’s the matter of making the right judgement call.

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  2. Yep, I agree with Ryah. Honesty is the best way to go about it, but those who can read social cues well can usually find a good way to go about it. I mean, if it’s kind of shitty news, I usually sandwich the news in between two compliments. Butter em up and soften the blow, but still deliver it.

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