We are all supposed to be honest. We must not, however, go to the extent of being ‘brutally’ honest. If we go to that extent (of being brutally honest), we must be ready to suffer the consequences. And the consequences are likely to be quite nasty.
For one, if you are brutally honest, you are bound to lose friends. People don’t like to have friends who tell them the bitter truth. Yet being brutally honest would often mean having to tell people the bitter truth.
Further, being brutally honest could cost you opportunities. Like if, for instance, you are applying for a job, and you opt to be brutally honest in your application/resume, that could cost you the opportunity. It could be a case where you are applying for a job at CVS Health: meaning that upon being hired, you would be getting your paychecks through the myhr cvs portal. But if, in your resume, you mention that you were recently charged for a DUI or that you were recently charged for speeding, that could very well cost you the opportunity. The job you are applying for may have nothing to do with the DUIs or speeding issues. But the employer will be wary of hiring someone who exhibits such levels of naivety. It shows that you wouldn’t be in a position to keep company secrets. Therefore your extreme honesty ends up costing you an otherwise superb opportunity.
At yet another level, being brutally honest could actually be at the expense of your physical well-being. See, there are people who don’t want to be confronted with the bitter truth. If you dare tell them the truth, and the truth happens to be of the very bitter variety, they could assault you physically. On that account then, being brutally honest would end up costing you your physical well-being.