Be honest or kind? What to choose?
Most of the times we fear that our honesty could hurt others. Or certain people are honest to the core, without thinking whether it will hurt others. Either way, the question is, what to choose “Be honest or kind?”
When we only focus on kindness towards others, there is a tinge of inauthenticity in it
When we only focus on honesty in our expressions, there is a tinge of rudeness.
So what is the real message?
Combine empathy with honesty in such a way that it doesn’t hurt others. If someone has to understand the message, they will if you are truly authentic. Tell the truth. But the catch is it is better when infused with kindness. That’s where the real test in our communication lies.