@mannie1950 Concur percent!
TRUTH => a vitally important resource, especially now.
For a healthy perspective within ANY business sector, it’s germane and critical to success to seek out & value/consider BOTH sides of the scenario.
If one side is dismissed, when the pitfalls appear on the horizon one will not have the advantage of being prepared to manage them.
If the information provided is sugar-coated, it will be IMPOSSIBLE to establish & maintain appropriate expectations; i.e., there are already more than sufficient tales about Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, etc., which lead to disillusionment and develop a lack of trust for their elders once the truth comes to light . . .
As a 3-time cancer survivor/thriver, I’ll take the TRUTH [includes all sides of a situation] any day, all day long . . .
It’s the OPTIMUM method for navigating through the vagaries of life and contending with the struggles presented.
My personal philosophy is: I plan for the WORST and hope for the BEST!
P.S. An excellent quote by Dostoevsky . . .
“Above all, do not lie to yourself. A man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point where he does not discern any truth either in himself or anywhere around him, and thus falls into disrespect towards himself and others. Not respecting anyone, he ceases to love . . . and it all comes from lying continually to others and to himself.” Dostoevsky, ‘The Brothers Karamazov’