“Honesty is the best policy.” We’ve all heard it and I’d hazard a guess that most believe it. So why is it that so many of us struggle with actually being honest? What are we worried about?
On the way to work I was listening to the radio. One of the hosts was sharing her predicament and looking for advice. She’s paying a fortune to get her hair done and just can’t justify spending that kinds of money on it. She wants to switch to another hairdresser but doesn’t know what to tell her current one. She thinks most people just wouldn’t go back anymore but the problem is the salon is below her building so she walks by every day. There is no avoiding seeing her hairdresser. Now, I didn’t hear any of the advice given, but my first thought was – just be honest. Tell her you can’t afford to spend that much on your hair. But listening to her conversation with the other house, this didn’t seem to be a route she was willing to take.
Why not? Why is it that we go to extremes to concoct stories to use as excuses? Why don’t we just tell people how we really feel?
I know I’m guilty of it. And I don’t know why. I shouldn’t be afraid to say how I really feel about something just to save someone else from potentially feeling disappointed. But, alas, I do it anyway. As much as I’m a huge proponent of staying true to yourself, I’m still quite a people pleaser. Sometimes I worry about others’ feelings more than my own. I’m better than I used to be so maybe there is hope for me yet!
Well, that’s it for tonight’s ponderings. I’ll leave you with this❤