Facts are facts. Facts are the truth. If someone relays a fact to you, it may hurt your feelings hearing it because facing the truth dead in the eye can be scary for those living in denial. However, when someone construes a fact to make themselves feel better, that’s a deceptive trait. Deception is an evil characteristic. I know at times people don’t want to face the truth or they would like to feel better about their decisions when they know that something that they have done isn’t morally right. Sometimes the truth hurts. There is no need to sugarcoat truths, face them head on. Change for the better and realize YOUR past denials. Learning from the truth brings maturity in growth. No one has to tell you that you are a liar for you to know something isn’t right. However, when you have faced your personal demons that are out to haunt you (you know, those skeletons hiding in the closet), a friend wouldn’t wish maliciousness on you. A friend in its entirety of the word “friend” will be honest to you, even when you do not wish to hear it. Now a “friend” isn’t there to relay the truth and then say, “I feel so sorry for you that [insert a segment of the truth] blah blah blah.” A friend will just state a fact. Be wary of the “friends” near you and close to you who are only there to find out facts to use against you. Also be wary of the “friends” who you are genuine with but they don’t want you to do well in life…that is most likely your biggest “hater”.