A reputation can take years to build. That’s why we should treat others as we would like to be treated in the way we speak. With creativity we can describe others situations in a more positive light if asked or simply choose to omit excessive dialog. This can be done with honesty and integrity if thoughtful brevity of speech becomes habit. Honesty and giving a step by step account of ones thoughts are not the same thing.
“When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, But he who restrains his lips is wise.” (Proverbs 10:19)
“Love..It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.” (-1 Corinthians 13:5″)