Honesty and hating, what is what?

28 September 2018 | Columns

I don't know if this is a fair question but I'll ask anyway. I will probably also answer it by the end of this column. My question is how much does it cost to tell the truth? I'm asking because I've noticed that in this era which we find ourselves in… once you speak the truth you are described as a hater or someone who doesn't understand a situation, or just a plain EP (enemy of progress). It seems like our generation prefers to be lied to. I know that people back in the day used to appreciate criticism because my grandfather once told me that if you do something and everyone loves it or doesn't find fault in it, you didn't do something right.

This is a culture that is mostly practised in the entertainment industry. I swear if you suggest to an entertainer that they need more time because their work still needs to be polished to become perfect, it's like signing a death wish. Why is it hard for someone to understand that the lighting at their event wasn't bright enough and I couldn't take good pictures?

At the end of the day people need to understand that there is a lot that can be learned from mistakes. I just want people to understand that you can't be mad at a journalist for writing what happened at your event that you planned with so much time and effort. It is the only way to grow. If five people are telling you that something you are doing is wrong then you need to look at yourself. No more hating, let's be honest and let's be real.



June Shimuoshili



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