Can honesty be a bad thing?

@beckyomg1 (6758)
United States
November 18, 2006 12:58pm CST
Do you think being too honest is a bad thing or can be a bad thing in the long run?
11 responses
@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
22 Nov 06
No I don't think honesty is a bad thing. I think someimes we can be too honest. In those cases sometimes a white lie is morally ok to keep from hurting someones feelings. I was always taught if you don't have something nice to say keep your mouth shut.
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@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
22 Nov 06
you have learn that keeping mouth shut sometimes is the best policy. thanks
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
22 Nov 06
Yes, sometimes honesty can be bad. If your feelings get hurt and you want to lash out at that person, you can say something that you should not have said. Then, once it is said, you can not take it back. You can say you are sorry, but you can't take it back. You were honest...but harsh. So in that way, honesty can be bad. Because tact is what should have been used if you wanted to be honest...not anger.
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@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
22 Nov 06
thanks so much for that response. yeah anger is a bad thing.and yes sometimes you can not take it back.
@krizz420 (4388)
• Canada
18 Nov 06
no, being honest is not a bad thing - and it shouldn't be in the long run either
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@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
22 Nov 06
thanks for the response.
@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
18 Nov 06
honesty is always good, it's just that sometimes in order not to hurt other people, we need to keep our mouths shut. i used to ask people "are you sure you wanna know?" before answering a question which answer would definitely hurt them. it's hard sometimes when people know you can't/won't lie, the more they'll ask you questions, hehe.
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
18 Nov 06
your right on sometimes not saying a thing. and asking them are you sure is alwyas a good thing.
@EagleEyes (646)
• United States
18 Nov 06
As they say "Honesty Is The Best Policy" and I believe that to be true.
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
18 Nov 06
thanks for the response.
@sekhmetgb (462)
18 Nov 06
No, I do not believe it is ever a bad thing to be honest, though it can be a very bad thing to be undiplomatic or blunt. :-)
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
18 Nov 06
thanks for the response. yes being undiplomatic can be bad.
@warn810 (494)
• United States
22 Nov 06
yes, some times it's not a good idea to be honest.
@DRoddy77 (1778)
• United States
22 Nov 06
Depends on the situation. Some people are too bluntly honest, like telling someone that they are ugly or something along those lines. Otherwise, honesty is always the best route!
@burgoonster (3762)
• Canada
22 Nov 06
Yes In Some Cases It Can
@Brandi06 (2227)
• United States
22 Nov 06
yes
• United States
22 Nov 06
baby - baby
It could be like when your husband asks if he's going bald. He doesn't want to hear you say yes even if he is. Or when your wife asks if she is fat. She doesn't want to hear you say she is. And when your children asks if the picture they color is pretty but all it is is scribble. Of course you say yes it's beautiful. What would they say or think if you told them no it's horrible?