Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Is Honesty Always The Best Policy?

Being a survivor can make your thoughts and feelings confusing. Sometimes being honest about ones thoughts and feelings can be problematic. At times those who you care about and love, don't want to know when they ask you for your "honest opinion" about things. It may appear that they are striking out against you. It can be scary for someone who is a survivor -- always fearing you will be attacked again.

Being a survivor and having people in your life who will be honest and truthful are vitally important, but what do you do when you really don't want to know the truth about something you asked about?

Hon-est (From the American Heritage Dictionary)
1. Marked by truthfulness and integrity; upright. 2. Not deceptive or fraudulent; genuine 3. True: not false: honest reporting 4. Frank and straightforward; sincere 5. Without disguise or pretense: honest pleasure.

1. Conformity to knowledge, fact or actuality; veracity. 2. Something that is the case; the real state of affairs. 3. Reality; actuality. 4. A statement proven to be or accepted as true 5. Sincerity; honesty.


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February 23, 2005 10:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't understand this, can you give us a summary in English?

February 23, 2005 11:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you trying to describe a situation of having difficulty wrestling with denial while yearning for the truth?

In my experience, while a truth might be initially painful, it's more than worth it and ultimately contributes to healing and wisdom.

Let me know if I didn't interpret you correctly, though. :)

February 23, 2005 1:16 PM  

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