A friend recently asked me if I knew someone and what I knew about them? I told the truth based on what I knew of this person and it was not a good review.
Why was it good to tell the truth. Because it was. My response was based on my own personal experience with this person over a lengthy period of time. It wasn’t based on rumour, gossip or hearsay. It was real and very honest.
The response I got from the person that asked was one of appreciation because they said “this is not the first time I’ve heard these types of comments about this person”. The other response was one of respect because I chose the truth out of respect to our friendship.