In Albert Camus’ book, The Outsider, Meursault is an honest bloke –to himself, to his boss and his girlfriend. And when his girlfriend asks him, ‘Do you love me?’ He replies:
‘That kind of question has no meaning.’
And he then thinks to himself that he supposed he didn’t.
And a few minutes later, despite her being disappointed or slightly upset, the pair are laughing and having fun again.
Honesty doesn’t lead to solutions on how to live a good life. It is the solution. To living a good life for yourself and one that enables others to live their best one too.