Do you think it is important to be honest with people even if that honesty causes pain?
- Yes, they say “the truth hurts” & this is probably true many times to begin with, but in the long run it creates for a more successful relationship if the person is understanding of where you are coming from and if your able to empathize with the persons whom you are speaking your mind to. There is a HUGE difference between being a b**** and being honest and many people don’t have that clear understanding; so it comes from experience in how one should handle the situations. I always prefer it when people are honest with me — no matter what, because it will only strengthen me to know the truth vs living within a lie that usually unfolds at some point and causes more pain to the individual. Why create trust issues in the first place, if you don’t have to?