Price of honesty



How much would you be willing to pay for honesty? And how big a price would be willing to pay in order to remain honest?  Is honesty over rated? Old fashioned? Do you find yourself wishing that others were more honest with you? Or do you wish that you could be more honest with others? Do you find yourself drowning in white lies, trying to keep the peace? Or do you find the courage to be honest no matter the price?


I’m not upset that you lied to me,

I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.

~Friedrich Nietzsche~


My faith in people took a hit recently. A big hit. It caused me to pause and reconsider the trust that I bestow on others, whether that trust was earned or not. The lesson from all that self-reflection is that it is not others that we need to trust, it is ourselves. We have to trust our own instincts, our gut feelings, our own assessment of others. When push comes to shove as long as you trust yourself, go out and be yourself. The rest of the world will reflect back mostly that which you project onto it. 


Pretty amazing! Check out the article in the link below for details.




Posted on June 26, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Living by my instincts is how I live my life now. I think that before I ignored my gut so much that it became non-existent! I needed to sow that seed in order for it grow.


    • I ignored not just my gut-feeling but what my body was telling me too until it really put a break in my frantic pace of living without really thinking or feeling 🙂 Good though right? now I live my life on a different plane all together.


  2. Very good thoughts! I’ve often times looked back and kicked myself in the rear because I didn’t follow my gut on fairly important matters.

    I think as a matter of honesty, I’m a firm believer in sharing the truth in love. Tact is key, and I really do believe that you can get your message across without being rude or, on the contrary, beating around the bush. I really enjoyed the read, and look forward to reading more!


    • The problem is sometimes even when you are being honest, others may not want to hear your truth. They will hear what they want to hear. Unfortunate but true.


      • It’s very unfortunate. If you wouldn’t mind sharing your opinion, what should you do if that happens? Thank you so much for contributing!


        • Two people can experience the exact same event and come away with two different interpretation of it. Neither is wrong since our perceptions are shaped by our life long experiences. The best thing in my opinion then is to just let it go.


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