I think as long as it is not "brutal" honesty. I think that lies are always discovered in the end. But there is always a tactful way to say things.
Yes. Too many things get complicated and go wrong when we lie.
Honesty is the best policy, but using that as an excuse to be brutal, or to tell a partial truth - no.
In one of Peter Seller's Inspector Cluseau movies he sees a dog at a counter and asks the inn keeper, 'Does your dog bite?' The innkeeper says no. So Inspector C. pets the dog. The dog bites him.
He says, 'I thought you said your dog doesn't bite'.
The innkeeper looks at him and says, 'That is not my dog'.
So he didn't lie, he was honest, but he didn't provide the information the person needed.
In that sense, JUST being honest is often insufficient. The person needs to be given all the relevant information.
So JUST being honest is not enough.
Honesty is best, but I agree it goes not mean running your mouth and sharing "your truth" without prompting. So,etimes it's better to say nothing, too...especially if you are going to be hurtful for no reason,
It's a gray topic. I've been totally honest before and it's bit me in the butt, but I've not been honest and gotten further ahead, it's awful if you ask me, but sometimes you just have to play the game :\
I think it depends on the circumstances. In a personal relationship honesty is the best policy, but not lways at work.
Quoting Daisyducc:Honesty is best, but I agree it goes not mean running your mouth and sharing "your truth" without prompting. So,etimes it's better to say nothing, too...especially if you are going to be hurtful for no reason,
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