My dear,

Tell me, who’s ever told the complete truth and lived to see people actually listen?

There are only two ways of telling the complete truth – anonymously and posthumously.

Anonymously is best because people will have nobody to direct their anger towards, for believe me, they’ll be angry, in this world people show up at your door with pitchforks when you speak out-loud what’s on everyone’s mind. Posthumously is second best, but you never get to see the reactions to your truth. But, there is the option of telling the complete truth right before you go to the great beyond. And I do think a couple people have taken this route.

It would explain all the people who died smiling.

Falsely yours,
Thomas Sowell