O’ the tangled web
Woven for personal gain
Clouding our judgement
Until we find it’s too late
And regret has bankrupt us
This, the path we choose
Chosen many times before
Has not deterred us
We are creatures of habit
Believing a fool’s wisdom
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~
Honesty, even when painful or inconvenient, is truly the best policy. That said, I don’t think being honest gives one the right to be cruel in giving advice or offering an opinion. Being honest with ourselves and with others can be a big task.
I agree with you completely, honesty is the best policy, but not at the risk of being cruel. At those times it might be best to keep our advice to ourselves. Thank you Lori for the thoughtful comment.
Honest it the best policy…but not at the risk of being cruel. How cruel are lies? I think I would rather hear the truth….lies hurt more.
I would prefer to say nothing at all…offer no opinion, than to devastate someone that is unless it was a matter of life or death. I too prefer the truth, but it has to be handled gingerly when it is something that can be viewed as cruel. I am by no means advocating lying, that solves nothing.
I agree…and I’m not talking about “innocuous lies.” When my grandson draws me a picture and I have absolutely no idea what it is…I tell him it’s fabulous.
I will tell somebody I don’t like a particular thing…their hair…their outfit…and I’m known for my brutal honesty….and I won’t pretend to agree with something to avoid hurting feelings…
I suppose that it all depends on what it is and the circumstances. Thanks for the great conversation Laurel.