Honesty is NEVER the best policy. ever. now, i’m not saying to lie constantly, but i’ll tell you what, most people absolutely cannot handle the truth all of the time. this also goes for OVERSHARING– i.e., posting constantly on Facebook and tweeting every damn detail of every second of every day.
even those people that claim that they can “handle it, no matter what” really can’t and are usually the ones that get the most bent out of shape when you tell them the honest-to-goodness STUFF.
i consider myself an honest person and prefer honesty in return, but in reality, some things i don’t need to know, and don’t actually want to know. i’m of the school of thought for WHAT I DONT KNOW-DOESNT HURT ME.
people SAY they want the truth, but if the truth were actually withheld, they wouldn’t know the diff.
now, i’m not saying fake a pregnancy, or withhold who the father is, but no one NEEDS to know your actual age or your real hair color. don’t run around a hospital saying that you are a doctor, but in a barful of skeevs and pervs- who cares? no one ever died from taking an extra space in a board game- whereas conversely, there is no proof that the people that never sneaked extra monopoly money went to heaven any faster. it comes down to picking and choosing your battles.
no harm, no foul.