1.) Confrontation is one of those things that is naturally frowned upon. Most people prefer agreement as the default mode of operation. But yet, agreement in most cases stands as the antithesis to Honesty and Discipline.
2.) We readily tell a close friend at the dinner table there is spinach stuck between their teeth. Yet, when same friend goes out and buys beyond their means, underperforms at their job, spends money recklessly on luxury and vanity…we smile and tell them CONGRATS! It’s sweet to say that…but where is the honesty?
3.) And why do so many well intentioned people do this? It goes back to that incessant need for AGREEMENT. We want to agree on everything, so we add some saccharine into conversations with friends, family, co-workers, business partners to sweeten it up. Unfortunately, we end up with very sweet conversations but that only leaves little room to reveal truth and have honesty. .
Stay Curious! Stay Constructive!