I had a student in a Teen Leadership training ask: “Do you get into a lot of fights?” When I inquired why he would ask that, he replied:
Fortunately, the answer is that I don’t fight with people. I may not be liked by certain folks that cannot handle honesty, yet if that is the case, I sincerely don’t want to spend much time with them anyway.
We have become consumed with being liked by others. I would rather be real and have my integrity intact, than sell it out by not being honest.