“The reality of the other person lies not in what he reveals to you, but what he cannot reveal to you. Therefore, if you would understand him, listen not to what he says, but rather to what he does not say.” – Kahlil Gibran
Honesty doesn’t mean you have to reveal everything to people. There is some part in us that can be understood only by a few, some special place that can only be shared with those whom we love the most.
It doesn’t mean we have to lie. But it means having the right expectations, not assuming that everyone else will be able to share your happiness or to understand the days when you cry.
We don’t need the whole world’s applause just to know we’re living meaningful lives. Sometimes all we need is just a few people who know who we really are and who accept us and love us no matter what we’re going through.
One who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him, and will reveal myself to him. – John 14, WEBBE