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Show Of Hands August 7th, 2015 12:52pm

Have you ever decided to be honest, and then really regretted it later?

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gorilla72 Naples, FL
08/12/15 12:47 pm

Crap can I change my answer on here??

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
08/10/15 3:50 pm

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

KnightArtorias Drangleic
08/09/15 1:02 am

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.

whatsuphomie
08/08/15 7:20 am

Lesson learned: dont be honest

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DiLaughing Arkansas
08/08/15 2:06 am

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.

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14clawssoe Utah
08/08/15 1:04 am

Coming out to my mom. I regret that.

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DiLaughing Arkansas
08/08/15 2:00 am

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.

cmeszko99 New York
08/07/15 7:50 pm

No. I've gotten myself into a lot of trouble by being honest but my conscience was clear.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
08/07/15 6:44 pm

I have never regretted being honest. At most I might regret, slightly, volunteering a truth that I was not, strictly speaking, obligated to provide.

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ProbablyEug Oakland
08/07/15 5:16 pm

The clincher is when you decide to be TOO honest.

bnnt Los Angeles
08/07/15 12:41 pm

"Does this dress make me look fat? Tell me the truth!"

Women can't handle the truth...

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JamesStL
08/07/15 12:24 pm

I'm married, so yes! Damned if you do, damned if you don't.

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mrmc2
08/07/15 12:54 pm

I live by the motto It's Better to be Happy Than Right. Mostly works.

commoncents
08/07/15 12:04 pm

The saying (the truth hurts) applies here

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OldAccount No longer active
08/07/15 11:32 am

Mainly with telling crushes I like them.

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Captainbstring Biden is a Clown
08/07/15 10:53 am

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...

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Captainbstring Biden is a Clown
08/07/15 10:54 am

...for their own preservation

Krystina Let Freedom Reign
08/07/15 10:23 am

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.

pr3ttypee Brooklyn, NY
08/07/15 9:35 am

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

pr3ttypee Brooklyn, NY
08/07/15 9:37 am

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 -_-

mugendraco Alabama
08/07/15 9:06 am

Most of my life. Honesty only makes people angry.

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EarthMunkey The Golden Rule. Always.
08/07/15 8:58 am

Honesty often has negative outcomes but I never regret being honest.

xberraxcudax KY
08/07/15 8:29 am

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.

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Rotavele Alabama
08/07/15 8:25 am

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.

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whitepuppy Happy Birthday
08/07/15 8:21 am

Yes, and I've learned honesty is not always the best policy.

PrincessPetal Austin, TX
08/07/15 8:14 am

Yeah... Usually I am quite honest about things too

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orgblu10 Shamerica
08/07/15 7:56 am

Yes, but it's just my nature, and I don't think it's going to change anytime soon.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
08/07/15 7:28 am

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.

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Kay41 the Midwest
08/07/15 7:14 am

Yep. A few times.... Not good.

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SonofThunder peace
08/07/15 6:58 am

People have tried to bite my head off for being truthful, but I don't regret anything.

cowboy Doors of Perception
08/07/15 6:47 am

Yes. People hate the truth. Especially women.

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melders Entertainment Sometimes
08/08/15 10:01 am

How is this the most liked comment?

biker4life Arizona
08/07/15 6:36 am

I never regret being honest.

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TimmysDad
08/07/15 6:33 am

Honesty is still the best policy.

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man1234
08/07/15 6:21 am

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...

JamesStL
08/07/15 12:30 pm

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.

man1234
08/07/15 1:14 pm

No I was the one needing to dump

firefly5 the verse
08/07/15 6:14 am

No. You learn, and sometimes people will betray you, but it's better to find out.

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chickencookie It really is
08/07/15 6:09 am

Yes. I have confided in too many people several times that have betrayed me. Including here. I have become more guarded to protect myself.

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