Musings

In my opinion, being brutally honest with yourself allows you to assess yourself/your environment faster, clearer, take the initiative with minimal delay, and ascertain whether your ideals/actions/strategy are effective or ineffective.  

There are few weapons as powerful as simply being honest with yourself.  

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20 thoughts on “Musings

  1. Probably one of the more difficult weapons to wield though.. and likely to leave people injured if mishandled. Some people have a tendency to viciously attack themselves with so-called truths in a most unproductive manner.

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    • In that case I’d say they’re ignoring a greater strategic truth: to be as effective as possible within the bounds of ethics. I’d argue they’re catering to a non-effective strategy: using factual evidence to put themselves in down, as a nonproductive way of trying to attain redemption, absolution or whatever.

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  2. Absolutely agree. It’s still difficult, though. Having to acknowledge your faults in an honest and/or objective manner is tough to do. It tends to put a damper on the self esteem, even if only temporary. I struggle with brutal honesty about myself, but, at least, I have an awareness of my failings before I try to rationalize them 🙂

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    • Yep, it’s an intensely emotional, personal activity. Ironically, I find that keeping the emotion as much as possible out of it—trying to surf and observe it rather than use it as a basis for judgment and action—helps me realize those deeper truths about myself.

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