Monday, May 11, 2009

I tell people the honest to God truth every single day of my life and get shitted on for it every single day of my life. I am not alone.

There is an article in the new Esquire Magazine called "I Think Your Fat" written by A.J. Jacobs

"This story is about something called Radical Honesty. It may change your life. (But honestly, we really don't care.)"

Here's an excerpt:

What I mentioned to my boss was this: a movement called Radical Honesty.

The movement was founded by a sixty-six-year-old Virginia-based psychotherapist named Brad Blanton. He says everybody would be happier if we just stopped lying. Tell the truth, all the time. This would be radical enough -- a world without fibs -- but Blanton goes further. He says we should toss out the filters between our brains and our mouths. If you think it, say it. Confess to your boss your secret plans to start your own company. If you're having fantasies about your wife's sister, Blanton says to tell your wife and tell her sister. It's the only path to authentic relationships. It's the only way to smash through modernity's soul-deadening alienation. Oversharing? No such thing.

read the full article here.

1 comment:

  1. i read the full article. pretty interesting. i agree that people should tell the truth but i also feel like if youre saying shit just to be mean, then you just end up looking like a dick. its a fine line.