I’d really like to be an honest person. But I’m so afraid that if I ever actually speak out the raw thoughts swimming around in my brain, I would have no friends at all.
Sometimes I think to myself, “If no one told anyone the truth about themselves, they wouldn’t know what their shortcomings are. That way, no one would be able to improve to become better people. So why don’t I be the bad guy?”
Then again, I don’t have the courage.
Plus, I’m a rather straightforward person with zero idea how to sugarcoat my words. So if I ever become the bad guy, I’d most probably leave a permanent scar on people’s self-esteem. And I don’t want that. Because the aim is not to hurt people, but rather, to help them improve.
So at the end of the day, I figured it’s best for me to shut up if I have nothing nice to say. Hold in negative thoughts, only radiate positive ones. Keep silent if there aren’t any nice comments to give.
Unless you can be 100% sure not to hate me after hearing my words, do not ask me to speak the 100% truth. Thank you very much.