Thursday, August 02, 2007

"The truth is the kindest thing we can give folks in the end."

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811 - 1896)

3 Comments:

Blogger Michelle said...

But truth should always be delivered as though it is a gift and never used as a weapon to destroy people's feelings or to wreck relationships.

9:02 AM  
Blogger puggimer said...

It is amazing to me the human capacity for self delusion. So many people do not want to face the truth, but instead want to enforce their own view of reality.

When we keep the truth from someone to 'protect' them, are we really doing them a service?

And, to me, trying to 'sugar coat' the truth to make it seem better smacks so hard or political correctness, and the idea of controlling language in order to control people that I just instantly want to disagree with it.

10:41 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

Very thoughtful comment, Michelle. I can not think of a better way to put it. DITTO.

7:12 AM  

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