The Truth Hurts, but It's Better Than the Alternative
"But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie."
Lesson to learn:
You may be hurt by the truth, but it's better than living with a lie. Use this approach with your loved ones: it's generally better to tell them the truth than to lie to them to make them feel better. Being a good friend sometimes means telling your friends what they need to hear rather than what they want to hear.