I just read Donald Miller’s blog, “How Wise Is Honesty” http://donmilleris.com/2011/01/21/how-wise-is-honesty/ and sat back for a moment to ponder the question. Honestly, how important is honesty to you? And does it matter who is being honest? I know when my kids were growing up I wanted them to be completely honest with me. I did not trust their filter systems to be sure they were safe … and really … I just wanted to know what was going on in their little worlds. But now, as adults, do I want their honesty? I’ve learned the hard way to not ask questions in areas that I don’t want them to lie to me in. They are individuals with their own paths to walk. They know where I stand on issues and I know they would not want to disappoint me in areas that we do not agree, so I stay away from asking questions on sensitive topics. I love and respect my children … and they me.
What about Best Friends or a Spouse? “Does my butt look big in this” Do we dare ask that question and wait for an honest answer? And try to discuss the new movie just coming out, The Dilemma. I can’t wait to see it. It’s a story about a man who discovers his best friend’s wife is having an affair. What to do in a situation like this?
If people really want to know the truth, why is it that the person sharing the truth is usually kicked to the curb? I’m with Don on this … I want to hear your thoughts on honesty.