Characteristic: Honesty

Yesterday’s Nablopomo: Character building


One of the characteristics I value the most is honesty that is why my characters (heroes) either have or lack this characteristic. Thus, clearly separating the forces of good and evil in what I write. The thing is, it has only recently, dawned on me, that in fact being honest all the time could result to hurting not only the people you love but yourself to.

So where do you draw the line?

Shakespeare said “To thine own self be true”, and I want to stand by that, I do not want to fool myself. To let my brain fool the rest of me. But in telling the truth to other people… well, there is obviously a lot more to consider. Feelings, relationships, friendships, family, religion and society. There is no question about the extent that all these –at times imposed, parts of our lives, make us think…

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