Striving for perfection is honourable.
The pretense of perfection is not.
Harry Frankfurt is an American philosopher and author of the New York Times Best Seller "On Bullshit". Although first conceived as an essay over 30 years ago, his theory on bullshit is more relevant than ever before. BULLSHIT! aims to further our understanding of what bullshit is, why there's so much of it, and how it can be a greater enemy to the truth than lies.
And here's why online honesty (aka bullshit-awareness) makes your life a lot better ...
Naturally we're better off when we can believe the pictures we see, the stories we read and the people we meet. Which is why over 90% of all participants of our online-honesty-experiment concluded that they shall stick to the true-and-relevant rule in all the networks they frequent. (more here !)
Their experience has convinced them that dialogues are more enjoyable and matches are better, results are achieved more efficiently and acquaintances turn into good relationships faster.
To be sincere, straightforward and polite proves to be a sensible
strategy whenever we are pursuing a specific purpose.
It turns out, that's just as valid when we're socializing for fun!
... what you definitely don't need is a mask!
So get rid of this mask of an idealised, branded version of yourself!
A mask like that might make you look better at first.
But disappointment is only a question of time.
To cut the crap means: