I Think You're Fat – Esquire

What I mentioned to my boss was this: a movement called Radical Honesty.

The movement was founded by a sixty-six-year-old Virginia-based psychotherapist named Brad Blanton. He says everybody would be happier if we just stopped lying. Tell the truth, all the time. This would be radical enough — a world without fibs — but Blanton goes further. He says we should toss out the filters between our brains and our mouths. If you think it, say it. Confess to your boss your secret plans to start your own company. If you’re having fantasies about your wife’s sister, Blanton says to tell your wife and tell her sister. It’s the only path to authentic relationships. It’s the only way to smash through modernity’s soul-deadening alienation. Oversharing? No such thing.

It’s later revealed he’s been married 5 times. The first 4 must have had hot sisters.

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5 Responses to “I Think You're Fat – Esquire”

  1. Brad Blanton Says:

    Matt, I'm often asked about my qualifications. Well, I may not have a lot of “credentials” or “training”, but I tell you one thing: I'm a Ph.D. in pain.

  2. mattmaroon Says:

    I believe it. I'm often known for brutal honesty, but you're on a whole 'nother level. I don't lie much at all, but I still don't say things unfiltered and unprompted (at least not all the time). That's quite a bit different.

  3. Simpsons did it

  4. off topic: aww Matt. I'm kind of disappointed you threw away that gorgeous dark WP theme. I pretty much use the same color scheme myself. Hope it comes back soon. (yup, i look at your site and it soothes my nerves. Go figure.)

  5. mattmaroon Says:

    Actually it wasn't intentional, I upgraded WordPress and it was gone. I'll probably have a custom theme designed pretty soon.

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