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Have you ever held back from telling the truth as you see it, because of a possible backlash?

Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET 2012/09/16 01:17:07
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  • Fred Rogers 2012/09/16 20:26:57
    Yes
    Fred Rogers
    +1
    Sometimes it's just not worth it.
  • D D 2012/09/16 13:35:37
    Yes
    D D
    +1
    Many times. In real life, on SH and other boards. The two worst forums I ever went on was one about dogs and the other was a christian board. Both were evil. I learned a lot of lessons.
  • Bibliophilic 2012/09/16 06:50:04
    Yes
    Bibliophilic
    +3
    Definitely, sometimes it's better to let people think they're right- life is easier this way.
  • .: LiVi :. 2012/09/16 06:34:43
    Yes
    .: LiVi :.
    +1
    Of course, that's called being polite. I don't make up lies, but there are some truths that certain people just don't need to hear, and sometimes it really is better to keep one's mouth shut. Sometimes we need to believe sweet lies or rose-tinted truths for love and peace and general happiness to exist... If everyone just went around telling everyone bluntly, exactly what they thought of them, we would all have much lower self esteem and there would be more hatred and anger and bitterness between people. Sometimes you have to think of the 'greater good' rather than just your own personal urges to blurt out every thought that comes in your head regardless of whether it will hurt others or not.. People say they don't like being lied to, but actually we lie to eachother everyday "no, you don't look fat" "yes, you are doing a good job" "That's ok, don't worry about it"... Lying to a degree is what makes the world go round. That's what I think. But of course, everything in balance and only when necessary..
  • sglmom 2012/09/16 04:53:05
    Yes
    sglmom
    +6
    More like self-censor ..
    I do like to show respect for others
    (Despite the fact that there's some who are so .. vile .. that they really should hear the unvarnished truth)
    Sometimes .. it is definitely a EXTREME Challenge indeed to NOT say what one thinks!
  • Dryth 2012/09/16 03:18:24
    No
    Dryth
    +3
    Delayed, yes, but in the end, BRING ON THE CONFLICT!
  • rand 2012/09/16 03:16:39
    Yes
    rand
    +3
    Anyone who's worked for others and hasn't had to do this is very, very lucky.
  • Vipor_GG 2012/09/16 02:52:50
    No
    Vipor_GG
    +3
    I am well known for speaking my mind. I have been known to be brutally honest, although I have been trying hard to tame my tongue lately. Now in place of a comment like "wash your nasty ass will you" I may say something like "soap and water works wonders when used daily".
  • Jo 2012/09/16 02:50:48
    No
    Jo
    +3
    I don't hold back because of backlash, but there ARE times that I walk away from something because there truly is no point in discussing it.
  • VERYwiseguy 2012/09/16 02:42:37
    Yes
    VERYwiseguy
    +5
    Almost daily and I'm outspoken.
  • littlebuffalo55TBA 2012/09/16 02:41:53
    Yes
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    +5
    I have. There are times if not asked I won't say. But if asked directly then I do tell the truth!

    Damn you ask some tough stuff! ;-)
  • littleb... littleb... 2012/09/16 02:43:20
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    +5
    I can pretend I don't "SEE".....

    the invisible man
  • Latti I... littleb... 2012/09/16 02:43:43
  • littleb... Latti I... 2012/09/16 02:44:59
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    +4
    Sharp Robe/Ascot combo eh?
  • justnotsaying (: 2012/09/16 02:34:48
    Yes
    justnotsaying (:
    +3
    I have in the past, but as I got older I became more open with my feelings. I don't mind the backlash now.
  • Michael McFascist 2012/09/16 02:18:55
    Yes
    Michael McFascist
    +7
    I could tell you some stories...but actually I can't tell them...because of the backlash.
  • Robin 2012/09/16 02:06:43
    Yes
    Robin
    +4
    especially on here because this site seems to be crawling with hateful folks, just lurking there.... waiting to jump on every response in the most negative way possible.. like creepy stalkers.
  • Chris- Demon of the PHAET 2012/09/16 02:05:06
    Yes
    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
    +5
    When the backlash would have hurt someone I cared about I have, but not if it only effected me.
  • Latti I... Chris- ... 2012/09/16 02:06:08
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
    +5
    Yeah, when it comes to someone I love I try to be honest but not brutality so.
  • Chris- ... Latti I... 2012/09/16 02:12:03
    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
    +5
    Not so much me telling the person directly, rather if I told the truth it could cause a backlash to those around me. Kind of hard to explain but I'd rather not give details.
  • Latti I... Chris- ... 2012/09/16 02:13:54
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
    +5
    Oh; I get your drift Chris, no details necessary.
  • Chris- ... Latti I... 2012/09/16 02:16:07
  • Michaela★ 2012/09/16 02:03:18
    Yes
    Michaela★
    +2
    haven't we all in one way or another? I wish I could have voted no but being honest I have avoided speaking the truth because either I didn't want to hurt someones feelings, or I felt it wasn't important/significant enough to mention or because I knew it would make me look bad and start a huge fight that wasn't worth it. Honesty is not always the best policy, I've learned sometimes its better not to know (or tell).
  • James 2012/09/16 01:56:13
    Yes
    James
    +2
    Happens all the time when speaking to a woman....

    "No honey, I would never date that girl if we never met...yuck!!"

    *snicker*
  • Latti I... James 2012/09/16 02:05:07
  • James Latti I... 2012/09/16 02:09:53
    James
    +2
    You laugh because you know its true! :-p
  • Latti I... James 2012/09/16 02:14:26
  • James Latti I... 2012/09/16 02:21:59
    James
    +2
    There have been studies that show that when a man and a woman are friends with each other, subconsciously they always want to tap that ass. They just lie to themselves so much that the possibility is almost impossible.
  • Latti I... James 2012/09/16 02:24:05
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
    +3
    Are you trying to tell me something James? :P
  • James Latti I... 2012/09/16 02:33:48
  • Latti I... James 2012/09/16 02:37:05
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
    +4
    Damn; that is true for 99% of my male friends.
  • Melizmatic James 2012/09/16 06:42:01
    Melizmatic
    +3
    Here's the rub; it doesnt work both ways.

    Every man women look at isn't "potential peen".
  • Latti I... Melizmatic 2012/09/16 06:43:28
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
    +3
    "Here's the rub; it doesnt work both ways."

    Ain't that the truth lol.
  • Melizmatic Latti I... 2012/09/16 06:46:29
    Melizmatic
    +3
    80% of the males I see in real life are not "fit for consumption."

    And the other 20% (the ones you always find pics of) I'm convinced are grown in a government laboratory someplace...

    *lolz
  • Latti I... Melizmatic 2012/09/16 06:47:29 (edited)
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
    +3
    LMAO!! New York Melz; more of a chance of walking into that 20% lol.
  • Melizmatic Latti I... 2012/09/16 06:48:16
  • Melizmatic Latti I... 2012/09/16 06:53:06
    Melizmatic
    +3
    New York is cold in the winter time.

    :(
  • Latti I... Melizmatic 2012/09/16 06:54:10
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
    +3
    That is true, really damn cold; the last winter I was there, I felt like I was in Canada lol.
  • Melizmatic Latti I... 2012/09/16 06:56:33
    Melizmatic
    +3
    I can deal with the rudeness and the jaded attitudes; I'd fit right in.

    *lolz


    It's the cold weather I refuse to put up with.
  • Latti I... Melizmatic 2012/09/16 07:04:45
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
    +3
    LOL!!! You do have NY swag Melz lol.

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