Is honesty always the best policy?

United States
July 5, 2009 2:52pm CST
i have a secret n i think if i tell my friend this secret she wouldn't want to be my friend anymore. i don't want to say much other than that. all i want to kno is ur thoughts. if u have a secret that could ruin the relationship with ur best friend would u tell them? in the passed has the truth ever back fire on u? if yes how. i want to kno ur stories.
3 responses
• United States
5 Jul 09
Myself personally I want the truth will respect it more than a person who wants to lie to me but the thing in life I have found is too many people are not really honest with themselves. Some think they are but the minds can be tricky and one does not realize these things are happening. This can make it hard sometimes for people may ask for the truth but not always willing to hear what another has to say. I go through this with my sister she asks for the truth but she does not want it. She is generally a honest person not a bad person and yet there are things she is not ready to deal with so she is in denial. It is not that i lie for i do not but I also do not tell her it all in this case I tell her she does not want to hear what i have to say. Too many people say the truth some do some can not handle it overall I believe in honesty. Yet one has to weigh out what the best thing to do I do not believe in lying but if you can not answer honestly do as I do and plead the 5th lol
• India
5 Jul 09
Hey that happened to me once. I must say you should always be honest to the dear ones. I tried this policy in one of my friend. Frankly she stopped speaking to me but at the end she realised that I am honest to her and she came back in my life. I agree honesty is the best policy.
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
5 Jul 09
That's a tough question, but if this truth is something that will put your friend in danger then tell her. if it is something that will never ever affect her then keep it to yourself.