Do we lie to good friends?
Has it happened to you that you saw a close friend rotting away his life, but in place of giving him/her a solid advice, you support them and tell them – They rock!
We think because we are good friends, we ought to support each other in good times and bad. Even though we know our friend is doomed, we would rather be there for him, than give him honest opinion and risk our friendship. Do you think this kind of friendship is really a friendship?
I thank God for friends both at work and in personal life, who are true mirrors for me. They will give point blank feedback without any shimmers and glitters on top of it. The feedback might be a bitter pill especially in times when all I need is a shoulder to cry on. But then medicine is supposed to be bitter tasting. If it is not bitter than in most cases it is just a placebo.
If they are reading this blog, please know that even though I might not show the appreciation of true feedback then and there, I would rather have that any day, than sweet lies which are just meant to make me feel better. Thank you for that!