When someone says “I’m just being honest” what they almost always mean is “I am choosing to put myself before you, my feelings before you, my comfort over yours…and then make it all okay with the tattoo across your forehead of ‘honesty'”.
Honesty is the sincere grappling with what is right, cleanest, highest and best in any given situation, and honesty without tact is simple aggravated assault of the soul…
It is the overall good that is the most honest thing, orientation, goal.
And you darn well better make sure that you have standing with a person, deep deposits of presence and consistent serving before you make a raid on the account in the name of “just being…”
Yet another SPOT ON post my friend!
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“Just being honest” is used as a way to bully people, imo. You can be honest without being brutal, but the ones that use that phrase are the ones that like inflicting pain and then blaming you for being upset when they’re “just being honest”.
Totes right on, Laura!
So very true!!!