One of the things I like to ask people occasionally is: “Pili ka. Mabait na sinungaling, o tapat na tarantado?” (Choose one. Kind liar or honest asshole?)
Hard to choose one, isn’t it? I am pretty sure if you were to choose one, you would rather choose a person who is kind and honest. Here’s the thing. People who are truly kind and very honest are rare. More people who belong to either one of the two above-mentioned stereotypes surround us.
If you are wondering how on earth would I ask this question, it’s just that I know people who are like that. I see them for what they are, that is, after getting burned.
Let me give you an example of such people. Before that, here’s my shameless plug of the day.
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To continue, I know a person whom I will call Mr. H.A. (Honest Asshole). He is at times arrogant, rude, and can be an asshole. Yet, Mr. H.A. is a caring person too, and he is not a liar. He is the kind of person that can easily be described as what you see is what you get.
The other person I know whom I will call Mr. K.L. (Kind Liar), is really a nice person. People like him because he is kind. Yet, he is a liar, who has lied time and again.
Anyway, you may have experienced or recognize one or both kinds of people. Why don’t you share? While you’re reading this, why don’t you let me know which one you’d choose and why? Please leave your comments below.