The Way of Absolute Candor

Why do I have a policy of authenticity and openness, even at the risk of oversharing?

This page is a stub, created on 2020-04-09 (last updated on 2020-08-25). Its contents are notes on the issues and angles I want to address about this topic.


I recently stumbled on the phrase in an episode by the same title. "It emphasized the total communication of emotion without filter between thought and word", which feels very close to my own personal policy of "open, direct, and kind".

My experience of this feels integrally connected with Brené Brown's phrase "strong back, soft front, wild heart", which, paraphrasing, I'd describe as

I've long had a policy of openness, with the frequent failure mode of oversharing. There are a number of related issues I want to explore, including