Personally, I appreciate the truth regardless of how it pains me. I would prefer the truth over the comfort of ignorance or lies. Concealment hurts more than the truth itself.
“I’d rather an honest enemy than a fake friend” – Native American Quote
Honesty enables self-improvement. People who are honest with themselves recognises their weaknesses and are thus able to work towards becoming better.
Honesty contributes to a positive mindset and facilitates morally acceptable behaviour.
“It does not require many words to speak the truth.” – Chief Joseph Nez Perce
Honesty results in relationships that are more fulfilling by making them stronger and more trustworthy.
If you were hurt by something someone did, they may not even realise unless you are honest with them about how it affected you.