Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Truth sets me free … of having friends

While executing a media business model based entirely on truth, I have adopted a personal policy of radical honesty, which means that I strive to be completely honest in all of my words and actions. This translates to losing touch with some friends and associates, but my theory is that I have deeper, more meaningful relationships with those who can tolerate my authentic self.

I grant myself exemptions in my humour writing, which serves as a nice get-out-of-jail card when things get overheated – e.g. “What?! No, I was kidding, obviously … you do know that I am a humour writer and must always test new material. Sheesh! As if!”

Here are five scenarios in which being completely honest has changed my choice of words.

 

  1. When I call someone and they answer with an indignant, “I can’t talk now; I am in a meeting!”

Old Rob: “Oh, sorry about that – I will try again later.”

New Rob:  “Well, then why did you answer the phone?!”

 

  1. When a friend asks me if he/she looks good in a particular outfit, and they do not …

Old Rob: “You look radiant!”

New Rob:  “You look like a double cheeseburger in a hotdog bun.”

 

  1. When someone asks who is the favourite among my children …

Old Rob: “They are all such angels; I love them all equally.”

New Rob: “The one who bought me a KitKat on my birthday.”

 

  1. When someone asks me if I would like to help them move appliances to their new home …

Old Rob: “Sure, I would be glad to help.”

New Rob: “I almost died last time I did that. I suggest hiring professionals.”

 

  1. When someone asks me to name a media company whose principal agenda is focused on facts and truth …

Old Rob: “I cannot think of one.”

New Rob: “BIG Media” 🙂

Rob Driscoll
Rob Driscoll is co-founder and president of BIG Media Ltd. He is a writer and entrepreneur who is deeply committed to elevating the level of coverage of our society's most pressing matters as well as the level of respect in public discourse.

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