a.k.a. frankness, parrhêsia
Candor means not waiting to be asked, but anticipating what a person wants to know even if they do not yet know enough to know that they want to know it.
“Radical Honesty” might be worth a google search here.
- being “technically honest”
- artlessness (a vice of excess; being frank in a tactless, overly-blunt way)
Virtues possibly in tension¶
How to acquire or strengthen it¶
Notes and links¶
- “The great man is the one who has never lost the innocence and candor of his childhood.” ―Mencius (孟子)
- “A good conscience fears no witness, but a guilty conscience is solicitous even in solitude. If we do nothing but what is honest, let all the world know it; but if otherwise, what does it signify to have nobody else know it, so long as I know it myself? Miserable is he that slights that witness!” ―Seneca