On Being Blunt

On Being Blunt

In answer to the question, “would you say being blunt is a bad thing?” I found the following amusing answers in a random internet forum:

1) “I can admire putting aside pretension and telling it like it is. However, I have to draw the line at people who do not give a shit about what they say. Especially when it comes at the cost of another person’s dignity.  If more people were telling me, “You’re a dick,” than, “I appreciate your honesty,” — and if it was bothering me — maybe I’d wanna re-evaluate the way I choose my words. Not necessarily because my lexicon is somehow wrong, but maybe because I’m tired of being called a dick.”

2) “Well it depends now, son. If a girl comes out wearing a new dress and asks you how it looks, and you say, “you look as grotesque as always. putting on a new dress isn’t going to change that fact.” That could be honest or mean, maybe both. So you can be overly blunt and in effect, rude.”

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