A social condition
They called it a condition. He called it honesty. But sometimes it made him seem rude. He couldn’t tell the difference.
He was used to speaking his mind without camouflage or fake kindness. If he didn’t like something he would say it, if he disagreed with someone he would point it out. Simply said, he couldn’t feign politeness in a world filled with people wearing masks.
He wasn’t the one to hide; from anyone or anything. But that often got him into trouble. Because not everyone appreciated the sincerity in which his words were uttered.
His belief was that if people couldn’t handle the truth, they shouldn’t be doing or saying things that were contrary to it.
In fact, he was convinced, that if people followed the norms of proper social conduct, so many fake masks would not be necessary.
But that was simply his thoughts. He lacked tact but that did not make him any less of a person than anyone pretending to be his friend.