Radical Honesty is a technique and self-improvement program developed by Dr. Brad Blanton. The program asserts that lying is the primary source of modern. 31 Jan The cover of Radical Honesty, by Brad Blanton. A review of Brad Blanton, Radical Honesty: How to Transform Your Life By Telling the Truth. Radical Honesty – by Brad Blanton. ISBN: Date read: How strongly I recommend it: 1/10 (See my list of + books, for more.).

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It just makes you anxious and stressed out and resentful. Not because it’s the truth, but because it’s what you feel and keeping it in will only breed resentment that will bite you in the ass later. When we take such good care of ourselves that we have all we need, the overflow to generosity with others is possible.

But if you’re interested in really thinking about what the truth is, in what ways it is hlnesty, and how the hiding dishonesty all around us is making things suck, read this. Views Read Edit View history.

It’s for emergency use, like approaching the task of redecorating by burning your house down and starting over. I was disappointed that he didn’t say when NOT to tell the whole truth.

Brad Blanton Quotes (Author of Radical Honesty )

Some of the things that drove me ever deeper into silence about aspects of my thoughts, my behaviour, and my suffering not special; we all suffer, and it is one of the best bases for radica human solidarity were merely specific entanglements, many of which eventually ended. We might feel them to be ugly, selfish, wicked.

A Fun Read Brad makes engaging reading. Stress is not a characteristic of life or times Deadness is a low-intensity form of suffering. Committing to being honest means constantly being present with your own thoughts and feelings. He’s very warm and it felt a little like having a therapy session.


Of balnton it’s one of those you ohnesty take a chapter at a time, so nothing lost, but I read a few other books since starting this one.

He advocates for being honest in your dealings with all people as a way to keep yourself “sane” and to have true intimacy with others, instead of having fake relationships based on how we are “supposed” to act. We are all more petty and selfish than we are willing to admit. The twenty-first century has dashed such hopes. Vrad also liked this author’s description of the way that people are constantly and often mistakenly believing that things are now the way they were in the past.

It was one of my favourite parts, and I started laughing hnoesty of how funny and truthful his admissions were. My client has already helped to virtually eliminate instances of babies being born HIV positive in the state where I live, and every day my client is working to reduce the number of people who become HIV positive and reduce the number of people who are HIV positive from getting AIDS. When you get what you said you wanted by manipulation, it is never enough.

I have a nice work environment, I do interesting things, I have nice bosses, I get paid well, I have reasonable hours, and I seriously doubt that I would be happier or more “alive” if I was unemployed or had a different job.

Radical Honesty : How to Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth

Things I know to be true, but never consciously acknowledge. Agreed that major issues and certainly infidelity needs to be disclosed Stress is not a characteristic of life or times, but of people. They want to live up to their own best guess about what the people they are talking nlanton want to hear.


When I am observing without creating meaning, there is blanto desire to die because the weight of assessment is not present.

This may sound ridiculous and unfair. Some people will hate you, of course, but at least they’ll hate you for the right reasons. Lying is a result of reductionism—the condensation of memory and the categorization of experience we naturally learn while growing up. There was an interesting mix of Zen Buddhism, existentialist theory and Platonic idealism in there, that was regurgitated into a theory of radical honesty.

Don’t get me wrong. Expressing these kinds of emotions makes us act and feel human, instead of acting and feeling like a bunch of zombies just going through the motions of life. But repressing your anger doesn’t make it go away.

At times, being honest about your anger is the only way you have of sharing who you are. Intimacy is a power grown into after adolescence. When you let up on your judgments of someone, there is a free space in which forgiveness and love occur.

All these explanations sound forgiving and noble, which they would be if they were experiences rather than ideas. Otherwise I fear “becoming better” might become another way of perpetuating self-judgement, or the idea that you are broken.