The truth

So, I was up last night at about 3am, I couldnt sleep and I decided to write something, and this is what I wrote:
Do we want to hear the whole truth about ourselves? Is honesty always the best policy?
My answer to those questions is no.
I once got told that the truth about the truth is it hurts, so we lie.
I believe that nobody wants to hear the blunt, painful truth about themselves. We build up a fantasy of what we want to believe how people think about us, and the truth brings us back to reality.
Maybe that's why we lie, not to save ourselves from pain, but to save ourselves from the reality of life.