“Are you okay with the truth even if it hurts?”
Telling the absolute truth may not always seem like the best route to go. The truth can definitely hurt and people may appreciate the truth but that does not mean they will always take it well! In relationships when things are not working out so well, there is always someone that says if you don’t want to be with me just say so. And then when they get breaking news from their partner that it is over, they blow a gasket! Did they really want to know the truth? Every time your boss calls you into the office you automatically assume there is something wrong. If you are a valuable employee most times nothing is wrong at all. We all make mistakes at work whether we want to admit it or not; however, when we get that feedback or truth we don’t always take it well. Now when we interviewed for the job, we might have been asked the question, ‘how do you take criticism?’ Since you got the job you must have answered that question well but that doesn’t mean the truth won’t hurt.
We know better than anyone what we have done wrong in our lives and that we are going to continue to do some wrong. Honesty and truth are very important and it’s how we handle the truth that matters even more. There is a famous line in a movie that says “you can’t handle truth” and we know how that movie ends. The truth may hurt but we need the truth so that we can make adjustments. The old adage the truth will set you free can free you from the things could be holding you back from being the best version of yourself. There are no guarantees in life so don’t react negatively to someone’s truth if you don’t agree with it. Take it with a grain of salt and learn from it or just state your perspective on the matter. Instead of the truth hurting, make the truth work for you.