I've been receiving a lot of comments lately on how "honest" my writing is. I take that as a huge compliment, and I feel much better walking away from the computer knowing that people think that about me. Honesty is something I have always treasured; it has most likely stemmed from my parents' exercise of the action. The way I see it, honesty is not only the best policy, but the only one.
We have all met those people that have no idea what honesty means; they seem to have a lie to fit everything. I know I've always had a fear of running into these people. I personally just don't lie; I don't think I'd be that good at it.
Honesty may get you in a sticky situation, but it can always prevent one as well. My dad has always said "the truth hurts," but we've always agreed on at least one thing: it's always the best way to go about things. Wouldn't you rather be hurt by the truth then find out you've been betrayed by a lie? I know I would, at least.
When honesty is mentioned, other words come to mind: humility, sincerity, courage, thoughtfulness and integrity. Are you able to fit in among these words?
Why do I feel like honesty is just so important it needs to be discussed? Maybe because it's late at night and I'm tired.
But on a side note, I want to keep this blog as open and honest as I would be if you knew me as a close friend. I want to continue to hone my writing so that it feels real. If there's a topic you'd like me to tackle, please let me know. I'm a terrible brainstormer, but then again I'm totally open to taking a hit at some ideas. My serious post about being a straightedge? A fellow blogger suggested the idea to me on Twitter. I loved it.
SO, do you think honesty is the best policy? And what am I missing on this blog? Any ideas for me? This is all new to me and a work in progress so I'd love to hear your honest thoughts. ;)
P.S. If you've made it this far into this ramble of a post - I commend you!