There is a lot of risk in being honest, especially, I think, with those we love the most – What if he gets angry and shuts me out? What if she stares back at me blankly? What if I have it all wrong?
4. Always let somebody know if you appreciate something they have done for you.
Even your unhappiness in a relationship doesn’t make it all right. Unhappiness is no excuse for dishonesty.
I cannot disguise my disgust and contempt for the idea that honesty is the overall best strategy. Many people use some iteration of this idea, and attempt to blame the other person if they do not take it constructively.
Truth-telling, traditionally less cool than its disreputable cousins, lying and secrecy, is finally having its moment.
Is it scary? Yes. Of course it is. But most things that are worth doing have their risks.
I don’t care what he says. His writing is beautiful, just like I told him that first night, and I would read it any day. No judgment involved. He had the capability to hurt me and instead he showed me what could happen if I only took a risk and opened up.
Don’t add your photo to your resume. I go through 1000’s of resumes and you’d be surprised how many people do this.
17. Did you really think I wouldn’t find out?
If you ask me, it’s better to risk being hurt than to feel nothing at all.