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[Idiot Compassion] Failing to be honest actually diservices the other

[Idiot Compassion] Failing to be honest actually diservices the other [Idiot Compassion] Failing to be honest actually diservices the other
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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
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Above all, I didn't want to fall into the trap that Buddhists call idiot compassion - an apt phrase. In idiot compassion, you avoid rocking the boat to spare people's feelings, even though the boat needs rocking and your compassion ends up being more harmful than your honesty. People do this with teenagers, spouses, addicts, even themselves. Its opposite is wise compassion, which means caring about the person but also giving him or her a loving truth bomb when needed.

Amen. There is a constructive way to say almost anything. Fear of hurting someone's feelings is lazy and selfish. Thank you for this post. God bless 🙏

By JoshMeehan | 23/05/2020

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