Monday, July 25, 2011
"Speak the truth in love."
What is more important? The truth or the love?
In many cultures the love is more important. The possibility of a relationship means they cannot tell you the total truth until they are secure in the relationship and know that the truth will not hurt it.
People in the U.S. do it differently. Speaking the truth has a higher premium so we are unguarded. We speak the truth, call a spade a spade, at whatever cost. And if the relationship suffers, well, that's too bad, the important thing is that the truth was spoken.
So what's more important? The truth or the love? The strength of the relationship or laying it all bare?