Confronted with the notion that sincere honesty may be, in fact, too honest, my fall back position is one of default. There's nothing there beyond the complete truth. I've practiced full disclosure for so long that to do otherwise seems disingenuous. (I know it's not.)
Here it is again, that concept of gaming that I evaded for so long that I forgot it was something that deserved consideration.
"We never had to take any of it seriously, did we?"
Unfortunately, yes. But not too seriously.