How important is what you say or share (or don't say or share) with friends and

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    christinekvposted 5 years ago

    How important is what you say or share (or don't say or share) with friends and family?

    Is it more important to be honest and genuine, or is it more important to hold back regarding thoughts and feelings in an effort to keep the peace?  If one can't be honest, what does this say about the relationship and is it worth investing in?

  2. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    It's pretty important. Once I had to write out the area's I put friends in. It looked a lot like the circles in Zorro. From my perspective, it's more important to be honest and genuine to your close friends and family. The others you need to restrict yourself entirely.

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      christinekvposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing . At first the Zorro circles didn't make sense to me but I think I get that you are trying to illustrate inner + outer circles...those who are closest to us in terms of being real and genuine are in the inner circle.

  3. crickette_w profile image66
    crickette_wposted 5 years ago

    Honesty is always important in every aspect of our lives....We tend to worry more what family and friends will think of us...we strive to make the ones closest to us proud of us...

    Rule true to yourself...there are thoughts and feelings that don't need to be blurted out if hurtful...but, by saying that, definately be honest with who you are and don't be a transformer for separate events in life..Be yourself, be happy...if you can lay your head down at night and know you have done this, you will do fine..

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      christinekvposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Needing to be true to ourselves is hitting the nail on the head. Some people prefer a reality that is more surfacey in contrast to deep. I prefer being "real" and family I think should be in the "inner circle" but sadly this can't always be the case.


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