They say that the truth hurts.
But, here’s the truth about the truth…
…It wouldn’t hurt you so much if it wasn’t so painfully self evident.
If a child calls his father fat and the father is fit, he’s going to laugh and pat the kid on the head.
If your bros tell you that you’re bad with women and you have 7 girlfriends… Again, you’re going to laugh and go on about your business. Until you realize how expensive 7 girlfriends are, of course.
We could probably learn to use more compassionate language when telling the truth, but if someone (who theoretically likes you) tells you something that hurts your feelings, I’d pause and spend more time examining the truth instead of getting angry.
Finally, remember, good friends might not tell you the truth because it might hurt your feelings. Great friends always tell you the truth because they know other’s wont.
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