For years Ive joked about the fact I don’t possess a filter.
You know that whole thing they say about more truth being said in jest?
That’s it here, too.
While I’m capable of affixing a screen when adulting demands it—100% of the rest of the time I’m blunt, upfront and extraordinarily honest.
I like to think this isn’t a bad thing.
Not only am I never unkind (if my thoughts veer more toward “need than want to hear” I’m careful how I share) the majority of the time my wordhole only spouts niceties.
Brazen, spontaneous compliments which take strangers and new friends aback.
You wont wonder what I’m thinking.
Ever. In the best possible way.
Apprehensive about asking me to execute an inconvenient favor?
You know when I respond: Sure, that’s fine. I’m not later lamenting the request behind your back.
I’m never the friend who appears sad or mad or frustrated or distant or (insert emotion here) and sparks you to wonder: Did I do something wrong?!
If you’ve offended rest assured I’d tell you, we’d talk it through like grown ass adults and move beyond.
Oh and also?
An added bonus is you’ll know, with any compliment I bestow, I’m never saying anything “just to be nice.”
Ive got you.
This is an extension of the above.
I won’t hold back from telling you exactly what I’m thinking and if I hear others disparaging you/doing you wrong I’ll be the first to step up and have your back.
I roll filter-free *and* I’m in your corner.
What’s not to love?
I’m low-stress and contagious.
I have no filter because I trust myself.
I may joke it’s about possessing comfort around saying anything to anyone, but for me a blunt/filter-free existence is bigger than that.
Living fully as my authentic self means I’m freed from pretending I’m anything other than precisely who I am.
I don’t feel the need to be a chameleon for different situations. I show up consistently as honest, authentic and flawed and create space for others to do the same.
It’s a bastardization of the Jim Rohn quote around how we’re the average of the 5 people with whom we spend the most time.
The more you hang with my filter-free wordhole the more likely your filter is to free itself in solidarity.
filter-free is a way of life.
Sure, thanks to the fact my mouthhole bears no screen, life with me can appear to be a constant (potentially unrequested) adventure.
I’ll concede uncertainty about what might emerge from my wordhole coupled with excitement around these words facilitating meeting new people/making new friends makes life with me unpredicta’citing.
And you need me in your world.
The royal Me.
That one unpredictable friend Me.
Or so I’m entirely confident your filter-free friend(s) believe, too.
• Do you have a friend where you love and loathe she’s got no mouthscreen?
• Are YOU that friend?