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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But whatever our excuse, if we do something blameworthy, we are still really to blame: I like hanging out with people who are honest and present and share intimate thoughts.

Why I’m not radically honest anymore

Likewise “Honesty doesn’t always bring a response of love, but it is absolutely essential to it. Not always in that order, though I put others last on purpose, because we never know others as well as ourselves, and our help is often unwelcome or gets in the way. I hate this guy, his writing and his shitty ideas about how to relate to others.

When the truth bkanton from your speaking, you know you’ve spoken the truth. Full disclosure; my boyfriend has been reading this book, we have been arguing about it, so I’m reading it with a fine comb – and no little exasperation – to fuel my rebuttals. In the Divergent series, the Candor faction is dedicated to practicing Radical Honesty.

We are against politeness as a substitute for the truth because that politeness kills. But whatever our excuse, if we do something blameworthy, we are still really to blame: This book is a classic everyone should read.

Aug 06, Margot rated it it was amazing Shelves: Establishing that your interests diverge, that you are guilty of some moral failing or that you merely hold some intolerably different values, they may reject you as a friend or lover, leaving you wondering why you exposed yourself and your vulnerability to them. If you want to please me, if you want to know what would make me happy, here is what I would really like for you to do: If you decide to go down this road you should know that things are going to get worse before they get better.


From the website bio of the character in the first season: Really, they might think I’m crazy and find me to be a downer. But honesty ceases to be therapeutic in a powerful authoritarian regime: Getting fat allows people who are uncomfortable about their own sexual excitement to be emotionally intimate with members of the opposite sex while remaining physically isolated from them. I am a lawyer, and I like my job.

Everyone who experiments with telling the truth about anger at least finds out that people don’t die if you tell them you resent them for something they said or did. Your secrets will kill you, Blanton argues, because the stress of keeping them and possibly the alienation that comes with being unable to reveal yourself and relate directly and presently to others will exhaust you and lead you to commit slow suicide through bad habits like drinking too much, overeating, and so on.

It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

Brad Blanton Quotes (Author of Radical Honesty )

When we communicate our resentment to the person we resent, the anger dissipates more completely in the moment of expression. I like the idea that our feelings often don’t make any sense at all. Dishonesty is one of the main forms of this evasion, and though it sometimes manifests as outright lying, it appears more often as incomplete disclosure, especially in the name of politeness or care for others.

I feel that quality – which I am finding impossible to relate in words – when I am in deep sleep, listening to a very beautiful song, sleeping in the park and getting goosebumps from the wind, kissing, being intimate, singing, painting.

While I like his theory about how Western models of health focus on illness healing rather than prevention, and how lying to ourselves and others can increase destructive behaviours – particularly through socially sanctified poisons such as neglecting movement, not listening to your body, overeating or eating things that feel bad, alcohol, cigarettes and other drugs – I disliked his judgement that obesity is a form of abuse.


There is where your power lives.

Radical Honesty

In a forward written by someone other than the author, and in one passing reference in the book, there is mention that the word “radical” here means pertaining to the roots. Throughout this book, the author states that people’s “minds” are killing them. This page was last edited on 24 Mayat Our decision not to express our resentment is based on a deeply held belief that our anger has to be justified, righteous, and legitimate.

Men and women create and magnify stress and suffering for themselves and others by practicing deceit, even deceit which would widely be regarded as polite or socially appropriate.

It may feel like one is dying to admit that some of who you are is performative. Radical honesty is not about becoming a cocky blunt cunt that Loved it, even though the book is not perfect. Preview — Radical Honesty by Brad Blanton.

An honest person is a being within whom the ongoing flow of experience occurs, and who has a mind full of guiding abstractions, but for whom neither circumstance nor principles dictate action. Articles with topics of unclear notability from January All articles with topics of unclear notability Wikipedia articles needing clarification from December It turns into a pissing contest. And I’m not done yet.

It is a shock program most properly applied to people who are consciously or unconsciously living out self-destructive sc This book is brash, confident, strong, results-oriented, opinionated, simple, and straightforward to the point of over-simplifying.