One of the traits I possess which I am most proud of is my honesty. Now, I’m not including all the times I’ve had to tell a white lie to get out of trouble because I’m actually pretty good at that, but when it comes to real honesty that actually affects the people around me, I am pretty much incapable of lying, and this has led to a lot of problems for me in my love life.
Men say that they want women to be honest with them all the time. They want the woman to say if she has feelings for them, and to say if they don’t, straight out. If she doesn’t have feelings for the man, the man would prefer that she said this, rather than saying ‘let’s be friends.’ I have absorbed this information over the years and it has led me to be honest with pretty much every man I have been interested in. If I like a man, I will jolly well tell him so, as I do not want to waste valuable time. You’d think that, with what men say they want, I’d be fighting off hoards of potential boyfriends, but this really isn’t the case at all. Let me show you what has happened in 95% of cases where I have tried this:
Obviously, the conversation wouldn’t go as smoothly as this and rather than him admitting that I’d come on too strong I would have found it out from someone else later, thus proving my point that honesty is not a natural human trait; people generally cannot take it, and they cannot give it out either.
If this wasn’t enough, people are always complaining about other people’s dishonesty, as if they are perfectly honest themselves. You can’t watch ‘Big Brother’ for 1 minute without someone calling someone else ‘fake’ or ‘playing to the camera.’ Here’s some news: NOBODY IS A FAKE PERSON. People can be deceitful and do things that seem to be out of character, but everything that a person does makes them who they are. If everybody went around all the time saying exactly what they thought about everyone else, there would be CHAOS! We need a little bit of dishonesty in order to live, and even I, with my pathological honesty, can easily be completely different people in different situations:
I am not a fake person, I am a multi-dimensional person, but I still can’t read maps.