Here is a quote I like:
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. – James Baldwin
There is a lot of truth in the statement, we aren’t very good at facing into the truth. We sugar coat issues, we down-play the negative and talk up the positive, we are scared to admit failure to our lords and masters, we massage the message to keep everybody happy and playing nicely.
Then again and on the other hand
Remember, man does not live on bread alone: sometimes he needs a little buttering up ~ John C. Maxwell
Sometimes it is absolutely right to do a little buttering up. To tell people that they are better than they really are, to say that things are not that bad.
Where is the balance point?
Are you fooling yourself or fooling somebody else?
Is it getting you progress or just an easy life?
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