If I want to be undoubtedly honest about my story I need to accept that I’m going to make some people angry. I’m going to have to tell about things that maybe weren’t too positive—they didn’t make certain people look very good. But, I’m also going to tell stories that don’t make me look good.
This is especially true because I’m a writer. Although, I also think this should be the case for anyone who has lived through things worth telling…and turns out, that’s everyone. You have to be honest. Changing the story to make yourself, or someone else, look good/bad is only damaging you and your conscious. Honesty truly is the best policy. Lies start to add up, and they add up fast. Sooner or later the mountain you built is going to come crashing down all in one avalanche. You don’t want to be caught at the base.
The thing that most people forget to understand is that no one will ever forget how you made them feel. I guarantee you don’t want to be talked about in a negative way. I, personally, even have the backs of the people I despise the most. If I can help them avoid some trauma, I’m going to; and this isn’t just me trying to keep a good rep. It’s simply me being a kind person. So, if you want to be talked about kindly, be kind.