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Is Brutal Honesty Destructive?
Brutal Honesty is Destructive.
Almost always, it is possible to tell the truth without being brutal, or hiding brutal but not necessary truths. Both of these choices are better than brutal honesty so it is often a gratuitous cruelty.
Sometimes the truth is subjective.
Empathy is important in reasoning.
Lying isn’t always a
Brutal honesty can be used as a mask for bullying.
Freedom of speech protects the right to say whatever you want.
Accepting the truth is a prerequisite for change.
Facts don't care about your feelings.
Lying can prevent others from making informed decisions.
People are adverse to brutal honesty because they are not used to it.
Speaking subjective truths can open debate.
Is Morality Objective?
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