Never find yourself in a position where you have to lie or pretend to make someone else feel good or acceptable. You need to always present issues the way they are so that you can address whatever comes up as a result of your openness once and for all.
It is true that we sometimes need to be diplomatic in handling affairs that have to do with humans but ultimately, we need to be sincere at all times so that the people concerned don’t get the wrong message from us.
The truth they say is bitter, but we have to say it anyway. You know deep within your heart that you don’t love that guy you’re dating, but you keep leading him on because you don’t want to break his heart. What do you think will happen when he eventually finds out you didn’t love him all along? Do you think he’ll forgive you because you didn’t want to break his heart? Hell no! Rather, he’ll resent you for deceiving him and wasting his precious time.
Never do or say anything out of pity. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Nothing can change the truth, it is what it is, the truth! And it is to be accepted, whether bitter or sweet. You may think you’re trying to save someone from troubles and heartaches by telling lies, pretending, or sweet-talking them, only to find out you only succeeded in compounding their problems. Don’t be the reason for another man’s woes, say the truth always.
Let the truth set you free!