Everyone appreciates your honesty until you are honest with them. Then, you’re an asshole.

Everyone appreciates your honesty until you are honest with them. Then, you’re an asshole.


I love the honesty of this quotation, because it is so spot on… and it is funny.

It certainly brings forth the quote from A Few Good Men… The truth? You can’t handle the truth!

The choice to be an honest person comes with many consequences. Depending upon where that honesty takes you, your encounters with others can be splendiferous as well as awkward, disappointing, and perhaps, outright dangerous.

Honesty is an art form, delivered with tact and diplomacy, it can help others to learn things that they most need to learn. Delivered with the ham-handed subtlety of a 500 pound man wearing nothing but a pink tutu, honesty can become your worst enemy.

In a relationship of any kind, honesty bears the greatest gifts and potentially delivers the deepest of warm feelings and desire (depending upon what is being shared). If a person is speaking from the heart and sharing content of genuine (non malicious) value to the recipient, honesty can be one of the most treasured experiences we may ever desire.

In opposition to that concept, there are times that require brutal honesty that is calling something for what it truly is. Take for example, Chris Christie, the Governor of New Jersey who came out today and flat out said, “The actions the vice president took on January 6 spoke loudly, and I’m glad that he’s finally put words to it. I don’t know why it took him so long, but I’m glad that he did.

Let’s call this what it is: January 6 was a riot that was incited by Donald Trump in an effort to intimidate Mike Pence and the Congress” into overturning the 2020 election.”

As a proud American, I have been wondering how every last Republican (save for Cheney and Kinzinger) have been so cowardly as to perpetuate the big lie. Just as a feat to accomplish, it was bewildering to me how it could be possible that all of the elected Republicans have fallen so quickly in line with this charade. This LIE.

To George Carlin’s humorous concept above, you can watch the news today and Donald will unquestionably be calling his friend Chris Christie far more than an asshole. Donald is unquestionably blowing a gasket. 

And it is my sincere hope that millions of brainwashed Americans who still believe this tragic, pathetic sore loser’s excuse for the fact that he could not accept that HE LOST THE ELECTION, to wake up and recognize what their continued belief in dishonesty is doing to our great nation.

Where are Mitt Romney and Susan Collins and other semi sentient currently elected Republicans? Why and (HOW????) are they all able to stay mum and allow this stupidity to transpire?

I speak the truth in my musings. I have pissed a few people off along the way. I make zero apologies. The truth is the truth, any way you wish to frame it. Using tact and diplomacy sugar coats it, and makes it palatable. But if you remain honest in your discourse, you are never going to find yourself trapped up in your own deceit.

Happy Sunday!


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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!