I was watching something the other day and the person on the show mentioned that they aren’t being mean, they are being honest. I’ve heard this thought mentioned numerous times in real life and on television and I’m not going to lie, I think it is a bunch of crap.
Just because the words coming out of your mouth may be true does not mean they are not rude or necessary. In fact, just because you may be speaking what you perceive as truth does not make it such. In fact, most of the time if the words you are speaking are going to hurt more than help, they are a waste of breath and time.
The truth of the matter is, too many people hide behind the truth as a way or a reason to be mean and cruel. If you ever start a sentence with “I don’t mean to be a jerk, but…” or any variation of that, just stop. What you are going to say isn’t necessary and you are trying to be a jerk. That’s a fact.
I guess I’m just tired of people using “being real” as a means to be an ass. You aren’t some awesome truth fairy coming in and sprinkling truth fairy dust around and creating revelations. Nope, you’re really just putting yourself on that list everyone keeps in the back of their mind of people to avoid in all future endeavors.
So, that’s my truth.