Candid – adjective – truthful and straightforward; frank
Every attitude is like a coin – having two sides. One side being the good and advantageous and the flip side being bad/ugly and not so flattering. Also there are the in-between attitudes wherein a person tries to please everyone or one kind of person all the time. The ‘yes’ (wo)men and the ones who say and do things to suit their own interests. In these situations, there is always one casualty: Truth.
It is said that to be able to speak one’s mind and be unapologetic about one’s opinions makes a person real. Candidness is a quality I have admired wherever I have come across it. The advantages of the same became apparent at an early age and it all seemed worth imbibing. A characteristic I am identified with now and always.
With nothing to hide. With no need to be two-faced I live life on my terms. It has its immense benefits.
Apart from the freedom of speech, in the real sense, one doesn’t need to remember what one said. As what one says is either something which one has experienced or something which has been felt, seen, or heard. You need to remember only your lies not your truth.
It also helps to keep oneself real, honest, and open-hearted. When one does not hide, the darkness of unnecessary secrets doesn’t glaze one’s eyes.
The smile is genuine too. Straight from the heart.
The candidness and honesty keep the game fair. What is, is what is said and meant. It keeps the core of the emotion unblemished & authentic.
It also keeps one free. Free as a bird can be.
Free from fear of the truth coming out, for nothing was ever hidden.
Free from the need to please people, for those in your life will then be confirmed trustworthy.
Free from the guilt of saying something which hurts someone, for with your truthfulness and forthrightness, the openness of your thoughts and the well-meaning intention can never be doubted.
You of course may end up having fewer friends and even fewer employable opportunities. But the pandemic has taught us to be resilient. We have learnt to help ourselves even if no one steps in to help us.
The choice shall always be the same: Right or Wrong?
Our judgments about our preference (of the above) end up defining whether we are wearing our real selves or the masks of deception.
This post is a part of #BlogchatterA2Z 2023
2 thoughts on “Candid paves way for carefree!”
I loved the way your article on candidness highlighted the importance of authenticity in our lives. Your writing style effortlessly conveys a carefree attitude that’s truly refreshing to read.
Thank you Monidipa for appreciating.😍
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