Weekly Challenge: Honesty

We were thinking thoughts the other night as we were looking at the television offerings.  On the one hand, we had the opportunity to watch “American Idol,” and on the other hand, we could watch “The Bachelor.” The first possibility has always had as one of its main attractions a judge who is brutally and refreshingly honest, and the other is a show that features an assortment of attractive people all trying to mold themselves into some idea of what the ideal person is, whether or not that’s close to who they are or not.  We would rather watch “Idol.” 

One of the worst delusions you can indulge is the one that you can become whatever somebody else wants you to be, whether that’s a romantic partner or a boss.  It’s a dangerous delusion that also involves deception, and it will eventually collapse around you.  So this week’s challenge is to be honest about who you are–with yourself and with others.  It may not be comfortable all the time, but it’s a lot easier than trying to maintain a facade over months and years just to make someone else happy. 

The Gurus of Get It!

Published in: on March 13, 2011 at 11:15 pm  Leave a Comment  

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