Tuesday, January 10, 2012

On honesty (by anon)

Well my friends, it was a rough fall semester for me. 18 credits and 13.5 hours a week was just too much, and it was enough to send me to a psychiatric hospital for a week over break. They don't let you out of there until you learn something, and I would like to share with you some of what I learned...

"There once was a woman who told her husband what she thought he wanted to hear. She told him she was happy when she wasn't. She told him she liked his friends when she didn't. She tried to figure out what he wanted so she could do it for him. She felt hurt when he didn't do the same for her. She felt he should also try to read her mind and do what she wanted without her having to express it. She was scared to tell him how she really felt.

However, her pain and resentment grew so much she couldn't stand it any longer, so she told him her true feelings. He was so used to hearing her lies that he called her a liar when she told the truth. Now she knew how much she had hurt herself by trying to please him at the cost of her own honesty and needs.

Honesty is necessary for a good relationship with anyone. When we lie to ourselves we cannot tell the truth to others. By being honest, we open our doors to others, we trust them with our true feelings, and they love us for who we really are."


  1. always a good lesson

  2. One way or another, everyone lies, even to themselves.