Friday, February 25, 2005

Black and White.

Honesty is something I owe myself.

Honesty implies a refusal to lie, steal, or deceive in any way.

Honesty is always a factor in any relationship I enter into. May it be friendship or something more deeper than that. I cannot tolerate people who shove lies at my face. No, I am not throwing stones at a glass house so to speak. I understand and I accept that I am not perfect, but I try to be honest when asked a question, when asked for an opinion on a certain issue. If I cannot utter the truth, I say so, then I state my reason. I've learned not to cover up lies with lies. It backfires. And believe me, it's gonna hurt when it hits you. Big time.

Being honest does not mean that you have to tell me everything. What I don't know will not hurt me, that's true. BUT, if I ask you to answer a question, I expect you to tell me the truth. You may sugar-coat it, you may sweet-talk your way through it, but, geez, please PLEASE tell me the truth. If you cannot tell me the truth, give me a good compelling reason why I should not hear it.

Why can't people understand that I can take it? I can handle the truth. Yes, I may falter, but I will survive.

Please. Be honest. Tell me the truth. If it will hurt me, if it will make me break down and cry, so be it.


mell ditangco (this is my pseudonym) said...

am glad you are at a better place. :)

... beachfreak said...

@mell: thanks, mell! I am.