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Honesty is... the what? [Jan. 22nd, 2004|12:46 am]
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Time for another not-very-well thought out ramble.

When do you tell the truth? I'm not saying... when should you tell the truth (yet), I'm saying when do you tell the truth?

When it's the truth?
When you think it won't hurt someone?
When you think it will help you?
When you think it won't hurt you?

I would like to think that I always tell the truth, but I know myself too well for that. I try to avoid hurting people like anyone else.

... you know... I have a lot to say about this. And I'm far too tired. Maybe tomorrow.
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[User Picture]From: flower_on_fire
2004-01-24 02:35 am (UTC)
truth is in the eye of the beholder... if you get good enough at lying to yourself, you no longer have to deal with these questions...

hell, i'm not sure i even really believe in "honesty" anymore, atleast in the purest sense of the word... anything short of a complete, perfect replication of whatever is trying to be relayed isn't entirely honest. there's so many goddamn colors and shades to everything you say and do, that even if you think you're being honest, you're apt to be misread atleast slightly, if not tangibly... people get false impressions when told true things all the time... distortion of perception is a fact of life.

i guess it really boils down to intent. if you're trying to be a good person, if you're trying to do what's best for your friends, does the rest really matter?

clinton
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