Disadvantages of being truthful!

Philippines
October 17, 2009 7:43pm CST
They said that truth hurts, as people don't really like someone who's truthful. Do you think so? There are many disadvantages of being truthful, in work,family and friends. But there's a also great advantages of being truthful. So do you really like someone who's truthful? Do you think that there's disadvantages of being truthful, like what?
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@taztheone (1726)
• India
18 Oct 09
The best thing you should have is intelligence & be smart. If you are smart enough, you will know how to say a truth & where to say a truth & where not to say one. Being truthful does not mean you going around & saying truths to all. If You learn how to be honest in a smart way, there are very few disadvantages. Happy Lotting
• Philippines
18 Oct 09
Anything that you don't know, won't hurt you! But we must not misinterpret this with being untruthful. Sometimes there are things that we have to keep it to ourselves if we know that it will hurt someone so close to us. Unless and until that somebody would grill us to tell the truth... But if they won't ask for the information, well, we can keep it to ourselves. We might be breaking someone's heart or we might be breaking relationships that can still be salvaged if not for this little tongue that lost its control. You know what i mean? Each and every one of us has little secrets that we would want to burrow into the deepest pit. Why? because it might ignite a fire that is difficult to put off. This doesn't mean we are not truthful nor we don't love and respect the person concerned. It means we love them enough to sacrifice of holding back truths that we know would hurt them.
• United States
18 Oct 09
I think being truthful does have its disadvantages. My family and friends know I am truthful to the point of bluntness. I won't say the truth if it is insulting (if the truth would come out as an insult, I simply won't say anything), but if I think about something before I say it and don't see it as insulting, I'll tell the truth about a risky subject. Being an extremely honest person has gotten me into a lot of trouble with many people. If my husband does something wrong around the house and asks me if he did it right, I'll have to tell the truth and say no (but I'll also say or show him how to fix it). This hurts him as he's very sensitive and takes a lot personally. My mother confronts me about beliefs a lot because ours are very different, and if I hurt her by something I said about my opinion and she asks for an apology, I'll be honest and tell her I can't apologize for what I said because I meant it. Instead of looking honest, I end up looking like a mean daughter because I have different beliefs. There have been times people have asked me if their kids were cute and I have to change the subject because I can't lie and say I think they are. Of course, this can hurt them. I don't mean to hurt anyone by being blatantly honest, and at times I feel guilty for it, but it's just the way I am. I think some people like people who tell white lies. I don't think white lies are evil but I don't like when I'm told them because I want the truth myself. If I don't look pretty in a dress I want my friends to tell me so I don't end up wearing it, for example. Sometimes the truth hurts but that's life. Being truthful can be a serious advantage with others who like nothing but the truth...and it would certainly help be out in a court case or jury trial......but some can take the pure truth offensively as well.
@redphile (2266)
• Philippines
18 Oct 09
yes, its like if you are truthful to others, tendency is to hurt their feelings because you reeally have to say the right thing. the truth. We have this white lies what we call, which are little lies that we say or do, so as not to hurt the people that are important to us.
@sunita64 (6474)
• India
18 Oct 09
Truth hurts that is true, but still honesty is the best policy, because if you say truth then you do not have to speak lies to cover up for the lies you have spoken, and all around you people respect you for your honesty.
@erikmama (12934)
• United States
18 Oct 09
Well you know the old saying, truth hurts? I guess it is true! There are disadvantages as well as advantages of speaking the truth, but most of the time when we are truthful it hurts us more in the long run.