Hey, lovely readers!! It’s been a while. Yes, I’m still alive, and no, I haven’t fallen into a dark hole and disappeared forever.

So, today, I want to leave you with something short, sweet, and to the point.

Perhaps it is best to start with a Relient K quote as the thesis: “Why don’t you come right out and say it? Even if the words are probably gonna hurt, I’d rather have the truth than something insincere. Why don’t you come right out and say what it is you’re thinking, though I’m thinking it’s not what I want to hear” (Relient K, “Come Right Out and Say It; successive quotes in this post will be from this same song unless otherwise noted).

There you have it, folks. My super astute observation today is that we need to stop beating around the bush, stop assuming people can know what we’re thinking, stop treating everyone around us like mind readers, and simply say what we’re thinking. Honesty is the word of the day. Learn it, internalize it, apply it, live by it. This is something we’re sorely lacking nowadays, and it shows in the ridiculously high amount of drama we have in our lives. “So rather than imply, why don’t you just verbalize all the things that you’re trying to say?”

Not doing this, continuing to live in implications, allusions, and hints, leads to us “sit[ting] here in retrospect, understanding that [we] misunderstood.” It leads to pointless misunderstandings that ruin life and destroy joy.

So speak the truth. In love. Always. This, really, is the only sane, healthy way to live.

Come on, people. Let’s get rid of this wretched, ridiculous, completely unnecessary source of entropy in our lives. It’s about time we change the way we’re living.

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