HONESTY 3: PROTECTING
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Again, y’all are welcome to this segment I could have done a better job naming. I really shouldn’t go with the cliché geeeting since this is like the millionth expounding on this same topic.
After the first to lectures on honesty and whatnots, I got some controversy(ies). Hence, here’s the third.
The main controversy I’ll be addressing is the one that went something like:
I really think…
If you truly want to protect someone, the only way is to let them know what they’re up against. Knowledge about an issue is the only way to gain more knowledge on fixing the issue.
Honesty, really is the best policy. It’ll save the person and yourself a lot hurt and disappointment which that person (and yourself) would have felt in the future if you had lied.
Don’t try to cover up your own fear and cowardice. It’s not your call to make whether or not someone can handle the truth.
Like I said, anyone who can’t handle your truth doesn’t deserve you or your effort. And I’m sure you’d prefer if someone was downright honest with you no matter what. So why deprive someone else of that. That’s just selfish and wrong.
If you’ve previously been lying, try to fix things today. Start with the small truths and go from there. I know I said people who love you will deal with your truth but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t expect them to be shocked or react badly. It’ll most likely happen, but, if they really care, they’ll definitely come back.
Start small today.