The Complete 21-Day Honesty Experiment (Or Why I Haven’t Written Here for 21 Days)

In the past couple of weeks, I have learned the importance of honesty.

I’ll be completely honest with you, the readers. I haven’t written here because I feel that this blog is at a transitional period. I have writer’s block. When I attempt to write a post, I feel the quality lacking. Instead of forcing out crap, I want to uphold myself to a certain standard.

I continue to brainstorm where I want to take this blog. Should I change the URL? Should I add in crazier experiments? Should I write about more of the people I met? All those ideas and thoughts are in my mind constantly. Please be patient with me during this period.

Why is honesty the best way to go about things? People love vulnerability. You have the guts to put yourself out there. That is an endearing quality to those around you.

This idea came up from writing the words above:

I’m going to be completely honest in everything I do starting today, April 16, 2012. I’ll do this for at least 21 days.

-If I see a girl that is really attractive, I will tell her.
-If I see something that is awesome, I will say that it is awesome.
-I will say whatever I am thinking, especially if it benefits myself and/or other people.

My personal exception:

Negative honest comments. For example, what if you think that person next to you is a joke? I would try to make it as constructive as possible. “Hey, honestly your haircut isn’t as good as I think it could be.” If you think they’re just a terrible person in general, then I wouldn’t say anything.

There is a difference between value giving honesty and being a straight up douche.

Readers: Comment on what you think about this. Be honest. Think that exception itself is a joke? Go for it. Want to give good feedback? Let me know.

2 comments
Josh Lipovetsky
Josh Lipovetsky

This is incredible, Matt. Honestly, I don't know if you'll succeed 100% in achieving this radical honesty on your first attempt. But who does? I do believe that over time, you can master this. Hope it's going well 4 days in!