Daily Journey – October 11th: Honesty as Our Default

Daily Journey

We can be deceptive and manipulative creatures. Often times these “indiscretions” are hidden behind the guise of protecting someone else’s feelings, or saving face. But really a lot of the time we just fear the imagined repercussions of being honest.

What ever the justification for little white lies we tell ourselves, whatever excuses we make for taking advantage of another… these actions always come at a cost. That cost is your integrity, and when you lower your integrity you decrease your overall value to yourself and others.

Instead of being manipulative or deceptive to avoid a tough conversation, try being upfront and honest. Sure it’s the harder road but you will likely be better for it.

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Daily Journey is a collection of my thoughts from reading The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living.  My objective is to gain greater control of my emotional responses by reading and sharing my thoughts on stoicism with you all everyday over the course of a next year.  If you would like to explore these topics with me, and others who are seeking to gain emotional control I these articles to the Mastery of Skill closed facebook group and would love for you to join in on the conversation.

Live Skillfully!

-Jon

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