I believe it is important to speak your mind, to be as honest with yourself as you are with others. Glossing over facts and details when interacting with other folks to protect their feelings does not really provide a service for them and certainly not helping your soul stay sharp.
In dealing with and working with others, I try to be as direct as I'd like them to be with me, but sadly there are many individuals in this world who would rather present one face to you while really possessing another. Often these people really begin to believe they are being authentic, they so want to think of themselves a certain way when in fact they are far from that internally perceived ideal.
It can be frustrating to interact with false personalities, false tales and stories that air from their lips a drag at times and an impediment to peace. Once embroiled with the types who like to play their mind games and live their act it can be challenging to break free.
During my on-line sashay into the underbelly it sometimes seemed, of the Taylor Hicks' fan world, I encountered some interesting entities and had some entertaining experiences. One thing I learned, not all that is presented as being bad is actually that - and the ones professing to wearing the White Hats, often pure malady in disguise.
I love this song.
"Diamonds on the Inside" Ben Harper
I knew a girl
Her name was truth
She was a horrible liar.
She couldn't spend one day alone
But she couldn't be satisfied.
When you have everything,
You have everything to lose.
She made herself
A bed of nails
And she's plannin' on puttin' it to use."
I made acquaintance with someone I will never forget, who inspired me in a way I hadn't been inspired in a long time. I'll always fondly remember what they gave me and the truth, humor and intellect they presented me.
One thing this individual would never do; whore out personal tragedy and loved ones' health issues for false sympathy or manipulation.