Shared a Thought
Edited: Sep 6
I thought to myself what the most important characteristic or quality of a person is, and i guess by instinct my instant answer was honesty, but thinking about it a little bit longer made me realize that maybe that is not the most important thing.
If i had to choose my partner based on a quality, it would not be honesty, not because i don't think its important, it is very important, but because i believe that there is something more valuable in a person to me, something that i would appreciate so much more than honesty.
I don't think i know what this quality would be called, but it would be in the realms of respect and understanding.
Understanding the situation, understanding me, and reacting in a way that will be in the interest of allowing me to be the best i can be.
Honesty is one of the most important qualities i believe one must have, at least in terms of a relationship of some kind with me, but, if for example my partner were to find me overly excited about something that may not be even remotely interesting to her, i would appreciate her understanding of the situation and of me more than her honesty about what ever it is i am excited about.
Specifically, rather than choosing to not be excited or to show no interest in what it is that excites me (which of course she does not need to have, everyone is interested in their own interests, they cannot be forced on anyone), i would hope she would understand that this is an opportunity to share a moment in which, regardless of what the cause is, i found happiness and excitement.
Instead of her honesty on the cause, i would prefer her enthusiasm and encouragement in my happiness of the moment.