The Pope is retiring. Okay, he is old and his duties must be exhausting. But why is the real reason not being shared with the world? So far the official reason is “advanced age”. What would be wrong with the truth? If there is a health issue then say so. Why hide it ?
In the other end of the important scale are pro athletes. The hockey or football player now has either an upper or lower body injury. If the real reason they are not playing is a torn ACL or a concussion, say so. Is it really that advantageous to the competition if they know what injury a player has. I don’t think so.