Here’s something for you to chew on:
Would you rather have to tell the truth to anytime anyone asked you a question, or have the truth told to you anytime you asked anyone a question?
What makes this such a conundrum is that you could do a lot of good by telling people the truth! “Why yes, your butt DOES look big in those jeans.” “These carrots are okay, but frankly I think you should try cooking them less so they’re more like carrots and less like baby food.” I mean really. We’re not honest enough in our society because we don’t want to hurt anyone’s feeeelings. But on the other hand, you could do a lot of damage being too truthful.
So me? I’m going to vote for having the truth told to me anytime I asked anyone a question, because I wouldn’t want to be responsible for the damage that could be caused by being too honest. Maybe that’s me being too careful of people’s feelings, but I think I’d rather be hurt than do the hurting. I know I could get over the hurt.
However, I realize that telling the truth doesn’t always hurt someone, and like I said, I don’t think we’re honest enough in this society. But, well, surprise, surprise, I do have a little piece of my heart that bleeds. Sometimes.