Friday, August 13, 2010

Question of the Week: Honestly

If your friends and acquaintances were willing to bluntly and honestly tell you what they really thought of you, would you want them to?

I'm a big fan of honesty. If someone doesn't like me, or doesn't like something about me, I want to know about it. That doesn't mean I'm gonna change who I am, it probably just means I'll put a little more thought into whether I want that person to continue being a friend and/or acquaintance. That might sound mean, not wanting to be friends with someone just because they don't like something about your personality, but I think it makes sense. Who wants to be friends with someone that doesn't like them? I don't want to call someone a friend if they're just going to merely tolerate me. Wait... is that what you guys do? Do you guys just barely put up with me? I know I can be really sarcastic sometimes. But I swear, it's only when I'm breathing. Great... now I have insecurity...

*Question of the Week comes from The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.


  1. yes, there are some people that may not really have great things to say about me. but there is only a handful of people that i would actually care, listen and re-evaluate. as much as would hate to hear it, the relationship may benefit from the honesty.

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  3. I agree with you, Aaron. But mine's a little different. I don't like this one friend of mine so I broke all connections with him. He annoys the hell off me now (he was okay back then) and I think it would be unfair to me or him if I continued calling him 'friend' when the mere sight of him online on Facebook is enough to irritate me.

    It's still a bit sad though. I've known him for a year.