There’s a difference between being dishonest and being discrete.
Keeping your thoughts to yourself isn’t the same as being a liar.
I may not like the way a person’s voice sounds when they speak, but that doesn’t make it mandatory for me to tell them my truth without being asked.
There are situations where we may know the truth, but it might not be our place to be the ones who proclaim it.
There are also instances where we’re privy to important facts, but the timing may be bad for revealing them.
Furthermore, the mere fact that someone has a question does not mean we’re obliged to give an answer.
Curiosity is not morally compelling nor is the refusal to satisfy it unethical.
Here’s today’s two cents:
Sometimes, the world can go on without us giving our opinion. It’s not always necessary, healthy, sane, wise, or kind to reveal everything we know, just because it’s true, without thinking about other important factors like respect, timing, sensitivity, and the overall effect we’d like to have on our audience. Speak the truth, but don’t forget to let silence have the last word every once in a while.