This is what they had posted...
"INTEGRITY IS TELLING MYSELF THE TRUTH. AND HONESTY IS TELLING THE TRUTH TO OTHER PEOPLE." - SPENCER JOHNSON
It made me think of how much bullshit being honest can be.
I like to think I am an honest person, was even voted "most blunt" of my Senior class.
What a weird category.
"Most Popular" and "Best Looking" were already taken... by the good looking and popular people.
I will admit, I pretty much "told it like it was" by high school, after years and years and years of saying what I thought went with the company line of high school popularity. Thank God for that, before I became a Stepford Wife.
|I've got your rump roast right here, honey...|
However, introspection would probably uncover, among some other horrifying thoughts, that I was being blunt and honest in order to mask some other insecurities, or some such psycho-babble nonsense.
I still think I am one who tells it like it is, but I have matured a little since then, and I no longer need to be a petulant brat about it. (No commenting, Special Agent or TWIN)
Using the truth to be rude or shocking is...well, assholery. When truly, the biggest challenge is to stop lying to yourself.
I told someone recently a movie line that I always seem to remember (pop quiz....)
"First rule of poker is....throw in your cards when you know they can't win.."
I think in all of my honesty, truth, the mighty verdad, there are many times when I held onto a hand that I knew
The person said they preferred to stay the hand, and bluff.
The question is, bluff who?