Tellin’ it like it IS.
Tesla (the rock band, of course, not the inventor) says,
“It doesn’t matter who gets the best of who, who can hurt who the most.” (Tesla, The Way It Is)
That’s the way it IS.
Very different than “telling it like I see it.”
Telling it like it IS requires many cognitive skills, namely, the ability to think not only about our IS (which is a small part of the IS-ness of the universe) but also about everyone else’s IS.
That would really be telling it like it IS…
“Though free to think and act, we are held together, like the stars in the firmament, with ties inseparable. These ties cannot be seen, but we can feel them. I cut myself in the finger, and it pains me: this finger is a part of me. I see a friend hurt, and it hurts me, too: my friend and I are one. And now I see stricken down an enemy, a lump of matter which, of all the lumps of matter in the universe, I care least for, and it still grieves me. Does this not prove that each of us is only part of a whole?” (Tesla, N., 1900)