"To be honest about it.." I cringe when I hear those words; even when I catch myself about to say them. The implication is not only may it be something someone may not want to hear, but that other things I say might not always be as honest. I try to avoid saying this because I want everything I say to be honest. It's easy in one sense, and not easy in others. It's easy because you don't have to keep track of who heard what from you, but often hard because it deals in hard reality.