Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Honesty (radical)

This is going to be a very short post on a way of communicating that really 'rings true' to me.
I often see people have quirks; they are obsessed with monitoring time, spelling, etc.

believe it often is a reaction. It has to do with an experience in the past that people develop these quirks, these obsessive compulsive disorders.

My obsessive quirk has to do with honesty. I lied to someone that was very dear to me. It turned out so bad that I decided I would hold honesty as something sacred from that day forth.

When I tell people I really care about speaking the truth or when I bring it up for discussion, people often tell me the following: "you can't speak the truth all the time, because you would hurt people's feelings, or you wouldn't be accepted, it just wouldn't work in this society". This may be true for some people, but not for me.
I will not live my life lying, speaking half truths, hide the truth behind humor, doublespeak etc.

Three things cannot be hidden for long:
the sun, the moon and the truth 
- the Buddha

Speaking the truth - your truth -  that's what the article Truthspeaking is all about.
Enjoy and let me know what you think.


  1. Honosty, it's also one of my most important values... A generation is raised with the idea that you should have an opinion about everything and that you should say everything that comes to mind. Truthspeaking is easy to combine with "Live and let live".

  2. Hey Stijn,

    Yes, of course, truthspeaking doesn't mean that you have to say every thought out loud of course. Letting things be is part of what truthspeaking is about. Verbal diarrhea and all the blabbering have no place in true communication. Truthspeaking also makes you think twice before you say something. For example if I don't like something someone created, instead of saying that I don't like it (which is quite unnecessary), I say what could make it better.
    Thank you for leaving a comment!, do you have a blog as well?