Question by : Which do you think is more important: honesty or making someone feel better?
Sometimes I answer questions in Diet & Fitness, and occasionally someone asks if they’re fat and either posts a picture or gives measurements.
A lot of times the person is obviously overweight. Not just chubby or in need of toning themselves or anything – like, they’re actually fat. And yet I’ll look through the answers, and people are all, “No, you’re skinny! Don’t be anorexic!” and all that, obviously intended to make the person feel better, and to give them the compliments they may or may not have been fishing for.
And this isn’t just about weight – I get the feeling that people are less than honest a lot of the time, for the sake of not making someone feel bad. And it makes me wonder how often I ask someone something and they lie to me in order to make me feel better. (Again, not just about weight – about everything.)
Answer by Bastian Park (박) -거만한 한국어- ㅋㅋㅋ
It’s weird that you mention that, because over the net, people are brutally honest and could usually give a crap about the person’s feelings.
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