I get off on telling the truth.
I mean, I love it. It's addictive.
But most people never get to enjoy this rare thing. Most people are far too afraid.
But why? I ask this. Here's my best guess...
I think people don't tell the truth because (1) They think they're a big deal, and (2) think their life is really important, and (3) are afraid that telling the truth is going to screw up their very important life.
By contrast, I think that (1) I'm not particularly a big deal, (2) think my life isn't very important except insofar as I'm doing important things, and (3) think that telling the truth leads to riotously fun and profitable opportunities.
I try to be like 80%+ tactful. Time and place, that sort of thing. But why not just say it, man?
Y'know what though, let's be honest. Let's be real. It's not something to go halfway on. If you're normally a conformist, beaten down, suppress what you're thinking, don't call it like it is, and otherwise just sacrifice your true thoughts and speak untruths - well, then they crack down on you hard if you say it like it is.
But if you get a reputation for being extremely honest, then you're just eccentric and interesting. Especially to people like me! My God, I kill for discussions with honest people. They're so rare to find...
...anyways. Pragmatism. Tact. Timing. These are valuable. But it's a joy to be really truly ridiculously honest sometimes, if you ever get the opportunity to do so without consequences. I think that's why people like traveling so much.
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