aren’t honesty and truth related? distant cousins maybe?
that’s weird, in my first draft of this piece, i actually used the terms ‘cousin’ to describe the difference…
then they surely must be cousins. i feel the use of honesty in my work and life has isolated me from more friends and family than it ever did unite.
possible honesty needs a bit of a warning too. like the warnings they use on the pharmaceutical commercials.
the use of honesty could cause……… great idea for a post. thanks.
in my research on honesty, and for that matter any principles that have to do with how we relate to one another, i have found that the principle must first start within…
i have found when one is honest first with oneself, before addressing another, then the honest expression of one’s refined truth does not usually alienate, but that it brings people together.
that type of honesty that creates friction, is normally honesty directed only in one direction.
judgments about others must always first be filtered through the psychological motivations that drive such a judgment. this normally reveals that there is something about the judgment, some desire that is not being adequately addressed in the expression. such desire puts us into a place of vulnerability, and this helps us turn honesty into a unifying force rather than a belittling one.
the deepest honesty is the acknowledgment of limits.
I disagree. I feel honesty has the potential to inflict pain in others and often does. That if one is openly honest that one will find themselves alone more than not.
Most people know the truth usually but it’s a lot harder to hear it. Hearing and dealing in honesty is not something that most are capable of I feel.
We live a lie. Our culture is disguised in one. To live an honest truthful life often shows others how dishonest they have been living and in that process the truth seeker will find themselves alone or if lucky they might have one friend who is willing to continue the process.
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