Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Two Answers To A Question

There’s always two answers to a question:
  • What a person really thinks. 
  • What they believe his audience wants to hear. 
Often they are not the same.

I would just reply tactfully or guardedly, and say what people can handle according to the depth and strength of the relationship. There are certain thoughts that should remain private. To have a truly transparent and authentic relationship isn’t easy, it takes a lot of time, courage and humility