We lie. A lot. Up to 200 times per day. And it’s bad for us. So what would happen if you were completely honest? Even for just a day?
Title image by Dooder (Shutterstock).
Writer James Altucher, who took the total honesty approach, believes the following things happen:
- People will stop speaking to you.
- People might think you're going to kill yourself (because everything you write will read like a suicide note).
- People will think you're crazy.
- You'll frighten people.
- You'll entertain people.
- People will trust your advice.
- You'll become free.
While I'm not sure most people will think everything you write reads like a suicide note due to the honesty approach, I think the rest of it seems pretty true. I don't always share my opinion and sometimes keep things to myself, but I make a major effort not to lie. I don't always succeed, but I feel better when I do. It's not because I feel like I'm doing the right thing for other people, but because I feel like I don't have to hide anything. I like that.
What about you? Could you become completely honest? What do you think would happen if you did?
7 Things Happen to You When You Are Completely Honest [The Altucher Confidential]