Seriously? Is it possible to be too honest?
Let’s chew on some deliciously salty food for thought, shall we?
-Yes honey, that dress DOES make your butt look big.
-Actually potential mate who happens to be a single mother, I find kids to be irritating and gross.
-No, I actually find organic food to be a supreme waste of money.
-No darling child, I love you and your siblings all the same.
Honesty is NOT always the best policy.
I’m sorry, but in my personal world view, I find that occasionally there is a time where shading the truth, omitting facts, or flat out ignoring something is going to be the best option available. No questions asked, hands down.
If we lived in a world where everyone was 100% honest 100% of the time in regards to 100% of all the things, then I believe we would find a way to cope with it. In fact, I believe it would make SOME things better.
Examples? Of course I have examples.
-ANYTHING politically charged! I’d like to see what the president had to say if he couldn’t lie for a few days.
-Courting rituals! Is this a one night stand or is he/she actually looking for love?
-Poker? Actually, this would ruin poker, but I’m sure we could come up with a new game if we tried.
-Fast food advertising! I’d like to see a poster that actually showed what a taco bell burrito looked like when they used truth to sell it.
Taco Bell burritos actually look like they are advertised. It’s everything else that doesn’t look accurate. I mean seriously, how hard is it to screw up the sale of a tortilla.
Regardless, back to the rant.
Truth is subjective to the situation where it is used in our current society. My religious roots tell me that the ability to choose… to choose right from wrong, good from evil, or truth from fiction is essential to our trial and purpose to being on this earth. Taking away ones free agency is something that would defeat the entire purpose of being here.
So… truth or dare… it’s a valid question. I choose truth simply because it is USUALLY the easiest method.
But are there times where it’s not the best option? Absolutely. It’s just up to the individual to determine when those situations arise.
*** Secondary side note!***
Darling wife: No, that dress does NOT make your butt look big.
Former Potential Mate: I do ACTUALLY like kids.
Organic Food Hippie: Sorry, Organic food IS still a scam. Sorry. And get a haircut you dirty hippie!
Loving children: I do love you equally! Sometimes I like one of you more than the other, but I LOVE you equally! (Don’t hate! I believe there is a difference between liking someone and loving someone. Deal with it!)