Have you ever decided to be honest, and then really regretted it later?
Crap can I change my answer on here??
I can be pretty blunt, and the worst thing someone can say to me is "be honest " either suck it up cupcake or don't ask
No. If my honesty leads to a loss of a friend, it's their loss, not mine. I won't coddle them and lie to them by telling them what they want to hear. Lying is nice in the moment, but carries serious repercussions. Maintaining a lie leads to stress.
Lesson learned: dont be honest
At the age of 19 I carefully told a dear friend that the man she left her husband for was bad news. Looking back, I should have kept quiet. I was right about him & it ended badly for her, but I lost her as a friend. 35 years later I still regret it.
Coming out to my mom. I regret that.
I'm so sorry that's something anyone has to regret. As a mom, I can't think of much my kids could tell me that would cause them to have regrets.
god will always reward u
No. I've gotten myself into a lot of trouble by being honest but my conscience was clear.
Yes, every day with my parents
I have never regretted being honest. At most I might regret, slightly, volunteering a truth that I was not, strictly speaking, obligated to provide.
The clincher is when you decide to be TOO honest.
"Does this dress make me look fat? Tell me the truth!"
Women can't handle the truth...
I'm married, so yes! Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
I live by the motto It's Better to be Happy Than Right. Mostly works.
The saying (the truth hurts) applies here
Mainly with telling crushes I like them.
Unfortunately there are times when one cannot trust a boss, administrator, authority figure, etc... In modern policy there is no administrative discretion afforded to those in positions of decision and they will hang you out to dry in a nanosecond...
...for their own preservation
No. I'm almost always (probably 99% of the time) honest, but tactfully so. People think being honest pisses other people off, but it's all in how you say what you say and also in knowing when to keep your mouth shut.
You know when people say "I keep it 100." In actuality, there is no way for an individual to survive speaking whatever it is on their mind 24/7. You'll be unable to maintain a job, alienate your friends/families... Etc
Sadly and ironically, we need this ability to lie to live. So I'm sure there's plenty of times we've all spoken the truth and it jeopardized an opportunity or hurt someone truly dear. People can't even be honest with wardrobe selection smh -_-
Most of my life. Honesty only makes people angry.
Honesty often has negative outcomes but I never regret being honest.
I was getting back with a girl that I was broken up with for a couple months and I was honest when she asked if I had slept with anyone during our time apart. Could have avoided a lotta arguing and guilt trips if I had just said no.
I was thinking about this earlier.
I hated when teachers were like "Just be honest. It's the right thing to do." Then they'd give me AAP or detention. As if they wanted to rub it in my face that honesty will get me punished, but lying won't.
Yes, and I've learned honesty is not always the best policy.
Yeah... Usually I am quite honest about things too
Honesty is best
Yes, but it's just my nature, and I don't think it's going to change anytime soon.
Ultimately no, I believe honesty is important! There have certainly been times when I wish I had not been the one who had to deliver the news or when in retrospect I wish I had used more tact, but I haven't regretted being honest.
Yep. A few times.... Not good.
People have tried to bite my head off for being truthful, but I don't regret anything.
Yes. People hate the truth. Especially women.
How is this the most liked comment?
I never regret being honest.
Honesty is still the best policy.
I asked to be excused from a really pretty girl one time and she insisted she had to know why. I told her it was diarrhea. Kinda embarrassed but she asked for so eh...
Whoa, that's rude. If she asked to be excused to go to the bathroom, it would be funny to insist on knowing if she's on her period.
No I was the one needing to dump
No. You learn, and sometimes people will betray you, but it's better to find out.
Yes. I have confided in too many people several times that have betrayed me. Including here. I have become more guarded to protect myself.