I’ve learned to be careful with “dark truths.”  If a friend asks, I’ll tell them a hurtful truth, and even then, I’ll precede it with a warning that it won’t be pleasant.  But unless they ask again, I’ll do my best to not bring it up.  Because the reality behind a dark truth is that people will face them when they’re good and ready and not a moment before, no matter who tells it to them, and no matter how much evidence they’re getting slammed with.  Unpleasant truths are only heard when the recipient is ready to inconvenience the hell out of themselves, set their self-image aside, and engage in some painful evolution.


12 thoughts on “Musings

  1. I’m not ready for them. I prefer dark truths in fictional stories where there is an eventual end and I can close the page and not be too concerned about the characters I’ve come to love and admire.

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