I don’t see the point of not being honest about our experiences. What we experience is what we experience. Not being honest or recounting our experiences differently, doesn’t help us. It also won’t change the experience or outcome.
In some respects being honest can make life easier, potentially harder in others. Easier because others see our struggles and know they’re not alone and harder; because we have nowhere to hide and being vulnerable potentially opens us up to other people forming opinions about us.
In a way I feel I’m lucky that my neurological difficulties have heightened my senses, so I get to remember conversations and experiences as if they happened yesterday. I am honest to my thoughts and recollections. Through my blogs, I get to catalogue conversations and experiences from years ago, which makes what I write even more accurate.
I believe it helps us being truthful and honest because others then get to relate back their own experiences, staying truthful to what they’ve had to deal with.