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Is there a such thing as being too honest?
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So, is there a such thing as being too honest to someone? What do you think?
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Yeah. My dad is a good example of that, and that's why he has been fired many times
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i don't think so

im sure plenty of people do though
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Yeah, if someone stinks real bad, you can't be like, "Hey bro, you stink like skunk shit." Well, unless you know them really well.
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Yes but not in the way you might think.
If you're saying the honest thing nobody wants to say but is for the person you tell's benefit that's good.
If you say something honest but to hurt someone that's bad.
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Xxanthar wrote:

Yeah, if someone stinks real bad, you can't be like, "Hey bro, you stink like skunk shit." Well, unless you know them really well.


nah man im gonna tell 'em

if we in public and it's a total stranger imma give them a look and hold my nose and if possible walk away

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If you ask for my honesty, I'd give it to you.
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The whole of modern society is built upon a foundation of lies.
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SirBacon12 wrote:

Yeah. My dad is a good example of that, and that's why he has been fired many times





Xxanthar wrote:

Yeah, if someone stinks real bad, you can't be like, "Hey bro, you stink like skunk shit." Well, unless you know them really well.




Oh wow.
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No such thing as being too honest to me.
But it does exist and most people don't want to cross it, I just ignore that line.
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Actually me being to honest has made ME feel worse, not the other way around. I never expected friends in high school to be douches because you're open about chocking the chicken, and yet all the nerds in high school make fun of me for it. I don't get it lol.
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There's always a time for tact and playing nice. It's for the sake of everything moving more smoothly. Sometimes lies can help someone more than the truth, and if you genuinely care about someone, your sense of honesty and general morality does not have to be the dominant factor in deciding whether or not you should tell a lie.

Honesty is only valuable if the other person genuinely absorbs it, so you must determine if the other person is in the position to listen properly. Some people you don't get along with will never listen, so being honest with things such as how you feel about them is a decision between making things run smoothly vs the self satisfaction of telling that one asshole is an asshole.

If we're talking about how honest a certain thing you say is, I don't think you can be too honest. If you are going to tell the truth, tell the proper truth, and do not sugar coat it. I think it is better to wait to tell something 100% truthful if the time is not currently right for it. Either lie or be perfectly honest, I believe. In this regard, there is no "too honest".

Sorry if this is hard to follow.
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People I work with know better than to ask me questions. I've once told them if you don't want to know don't ask
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I would think so. Say if someone made you food and you ate it and it tasted awful, you wouldn't just go, "OMG THIS IS AWFULLL!!", you'd probably just say honestly that they might need a bit more practice. If you were a really close friend you may eat it all without complaining after telling them that, but if you're a big jerk you'd waste it and that would be the end of it. That's how it looks on my point of view!
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I am too honest. After much testing i've decided people don't want to hear the truth. They're much happier being ignorant. Relationships are complicated beasts so i won't presume to explain the rest.

For me as a person, i want the truth. If i made bad food, or i did something wrong, tell me. If i don't know the truth, i can't possibly begin to fix or change anything. See, this is why i am too honest. I expect honesty in return.


Ocale wrote:

There's always a time for tact and playing nice. It's for the sake of everything moving more smoothly. Sometimes lies can help someone more than the truth, and if you genuinely care about someone, your sense of honesty and general morality does not have to be the dominant factor in deciding whether or not you should tell a lie.

Honesty is only valuable if the other person genuinely absorbs it, so you must determine if the other person is in the position to listen properly. Some people you don't get along with will never listen, so being honest with things such as how you feel about them is a decision between making things run smoothly vs the self satisfaction of telling that one asshole is an asshole.

If we're talking about how honest a certain thing you say is, I don't think you can be too honest. If you are going to tell the truth, tell the proper truth, and do not sugar coat it. I think it is better to wait to tell something 100% truthful if the time is not currently right for it. Either lie or be perfectly honest, I believe. In this regard, there is no "too honest".

Sorry if this is hard to follow.

I couldn't agree more.
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