When we practice authentic, open communication as a rule, we lose the need to protect ourselves from attack, or to save up “doozies” to assail someone when a defensive moment arrives.
Relationships are dynamic, alive, and ever-changing. Our culture has a massive bent toward the passive-aggressive routines, gossip, award/reward, control/punishment and ego-driven, destructive mentalities that only ever reinforce barriers between us. How’s that going?
Be real. Disingenuous placation and superficial pleasantries are a coward’s playground.
Less filters, more substance.
Be you, freely.