I’m just keeping it real

Our culture is filled with excuse phrases, often confusing bluntness with truth and rudeness with honesty. It is incredible how often "being real" is brutal and inconsiderate.
"Being polite," or "nice" may appear to be a weakness or falsity, but it requires discipline and respect not found in "being real."

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