This quote arrested my attention:
“People who are brutally honest get more satisfaction out of the brutality than out of the honesty.”
~ Richard J. Needham, Canadian columnist
Have you ever had someone tell you the truth in a mean way? Like, they enjoyed seeing you suffer because of the truth they share?
It doesn’t need to be that way. Truth can be shared with love and compassion.
The purpose of truth is to heal, and it can be shared in an uplifting way that inspires the listener to better possibilities, rather than leaving them feeling beat up from the exposure.
The best kind of honesty is truth motivated by love and care.