Honesty / Or speaking one’s mind.


I was thinking about being honest with yourself, friends and family. Do people really want to hear it? I really do not think most people want it. Remember you parents saying, “If you can’t say something nice, then don’t say it”. As a kid, your thinking, That’s not fun. If you know what was good for yourself, you adhered to the command.

Social media is so freaking huge and like it or not, has become part of our lives. It’s on every TV, movie and product that we see and use. There is no escaping it. I for one have embraced it to get the word out politically. Sure, I post music and comedy stuff, but for the most part it’s politics.

There is nothing wrong with that. Your Facebook is a reflection on your life past, present and future. Which brings me to my point. After reading some posts you usually “Like” it or comment. That’s the civil and polite thing to do.

How many people wish there was a “Dislike”?  I do. How many people want to be totally honest with a comment, but, back off and remain civil?  I do. How many would take being  ( GASP! ) “Unfriended” as an insult?  That depends.

What’s wrong with really saying what you want to say? Look, all of us on our “Home” page are friends because we have a past and sometimes present with them. Being honest today, cannot change the past. What history was experienced cannot be erased. So, why would it hurt to be honest?

Now, I’m honest with say, 80% of my friends. I only have 80 friends so, I kind of pick and choose who I want to deal with. Those 20% sometimes say crap and I just want to do a “Don Rickles” and roast them.

Hey, I’ll admit, I’ve pissed off some people by accident and on purpose. I’m also sure they have been condescending to me whether I deserved it or not. That’s cool. I like the give and take that goes on. The passion that is exposed is wonderful. There are times I don’t want to argue because it is futile.

So, what would be your response to this post? Now, there are some who are gonna think, “Well, just how much bullshit will he shovel my way”?  Do not go worrying your pretty little head about that. I’ve already unfriend 1 person and 1 has unfriend me. Tit for tat!

I want to end this by being totally honest about 1 subject that really get’s the “go along to get along” treatment by 99% of people. I’ll wait and see where the subject goes or if it’s ignored so be it. I just wanted to change gears from my political stuff for a while.

BTW, I do love my friends. That is an HONEST comment. Image

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4 thoughts on “Honesty / Or speaking one’s mind.

  1. Terry E says:

    Excellent piece Mike. You and I agree on the principals of what you are saying but we get to the same point but from slightly different direction. I have a mafia war friend who is a conservative and animal rights person. She posts about animals as much as we post politics. One time she made an animal rights post I disagreed with. My reply to her opinion started something like, “Barbara, I know we are only MW friends but I would like to respectfully point out something I disagree about. Please dont take it the wrong way, I just thought you might be interested in hearing a different perspective”. And from there I tried to respectfully make my point. She respectfully disagreed with me and we are still friends and still friendly with one another. I think the old fashion mindset people like you and I have makes us the small minority. It seems to be more & more difficult to respectfully disagree with people. There is a real sense of, “if you dont agree with me I hate you and your a jackass” mentality that is not just becoming more pervasive, but uglier and angrier.

  2. jeanie fillhardt says:

    Mike I love reading all your political viewpoints, they encourage me to learn more about the people who are running this country. I know it has upset a few that have a hard time understanding they are YOUR views. What I like most is you do back up your writings with facts you either post or are easy to look up. There is no need for name calling….just a need for friends to agree to DISAGREE……
    POLITICS and MONEY….are two evils between friends,,,,,if you make me mad, I won’t unfriend you….I just won’t read your post and you’ll never know…..Have a great weekend and GO UK! That my friends we can always agree on!!

    • BRAIN STEW says:

      Thanks for the kind words. Your one of my favorite friends. I’m always honest with you. I have 2 other people who wish to be anonymous tell me they are discouraged for liking my political views. Can you believe that? They have friends who tell them not to encourage me. What a world!

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