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Re: An Informed Opinion about the Bounty
There is an old expression/question in response when someone asks a "friend" for an opinion. "Do you want the truth (i.e. my honest opinion) or do you want to stay friends?"
A "true" friend will tell their friend the truth if it is in the friend's best interest even tho' it may be hurtful/disappointing/undesired. Sometimes, the "truth" is hurtful. But. The consequences of untruth, even moreso.
Where there are no adverse consequences, one can argue that leavening the "truth" is acceptable social courtesy ("Why shoot, you don't look a day over 35"
Yes, and I have understood and agreed if he expressed factually is opinion in an official inquiry if the opinion was asked to him, but without solicitation posting on the face book his opinion, that in my opinion is essentially truth, not in a factual way but with pomposity reveals bad taste and in my opinion not a great character.
I maintain that I prefer not having friends like him.