Recently one of my close friends told me about something that I always considered to be only my battle – the simple fact that all things wrong and all social problems that she faces seem to come from too much honesty.
Throughout the course of my life I have pondered over it a good deal already. Coming from a position that honesty constitutes one of the crucial ideals that one should aspire to does come with a little… hurdle in that not everyone appreciates your honesty, not everyone wants your honesty and your honesty can be misunderstood as, well, a severe lack of manners. Not that I have many of those manners, you know, even outside my too direct speech. You’d think I would come up with a solution, right? Especially since I live in the land of the not-so-trustworthy politeness.
But no. Being too honest for my own good is something I still struggle with – and something I will never stop struggling with unless I take drastic action. I am afraid it is intervention time – for me, for my friend, and for all of you who might have caught this unfortunate honesty condition somewhere along the way.
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