There is a huge difference between being honest and being gratuitously mean. When people seek attention or social recognition, they are capable of the worst. They will say whatever, at the expense of someone else. Don’t be like them.
I’m not telling you to lie to people to their faces, but be honest when you need to and when it will yield positive results, and do it in private if it is a sensitive matter.
Song of the day: “High and Dry”- Radiohead