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Anonymous | Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA USA | @@MySoulburners
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Why do so many people see truth and kindness as mutually incompatible?

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Anonymous | | @@MySoulburners
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It's cultural. Some people have been trained by those around them that if they're open & honest, they get attacked. That's why people say maybe or I'm busy instead of I'm sorry, but I'm not interested. I find I never need to tell a white lie. I can be firm and empathetic without them.