The Trouble with Honesty is that the Truth is Hard to Swallow. There’s something painful about hearing factual information when you don’t want it. Who wants to be told that the cake they baked isn’t edible, or that their religion is a load of bollocks, or that their hero has feet of clay? Why is that? It’s the ego that gets in the way. The more difficult it is to accept something unpleasant, the more the ego is at play. That’s also the root of inadequacy — ego. When the ego steps out of the way, truth becomes the light that shows the path ahead. It exposes the dark corners, and in exposing them, makes the way clear. Honesty isn’t for ninnies. As someone once said, ‘The truth shall set you free,” and so it does. It clears the path from the cobwebs of confusion and error.