true kindness

The unpleasant thing is to be honestly precise rather than passively ambiguous.

Contrary to the stereotype of kindness, politeness can mask avoidance, producing a pain of confusion far more significant than the sting of a momentary correction.

It is ultimately kinder to be clear than to allow the delusion that you are kind.




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