I can relate to you in some ways. I am in my late 20s, and my friends thought I was too cautious when they were talking about swimming at the beach and I said that there are all kinds of grossness in the water, not to mention the jellyfish, sharks, and sand crabs. Then there was another time when my friends were talking about their dream wedding and how they wanted a large wedding. They thought I was crazy when I said the following:
I don't want to enter marriage in debt, so I want a simple wedding. I already own my wedding dress because of a friend's black tie affair and I don't care if my husband wears a regular nice suit. I will do my own hair, makeup, and nails. Bride's maids, groom's men, ring bearers, and flower girls are all unnecessary. My friend can drive me to the wedding in her car. I want the wedding at the kingdom hall and when it is over I will run to the bathroom where I will change into a more comfortable dress. I don't want a reception at all. My husband and I will lead the way for the two immediate families to go to Olive Garden for a nice dinner. That evening we can sleep at our new home, and the next morning we can get up to leave for our 2-week honeymoon as temporary missionaries. My friends thought I was nuts. The only thing they agreed with me on was having the wedding at the kingdom hall, but I believe in practicality which goes hand in hand with reality.
I think it is good that you are real, but you have to also learn when to give your opinions and when to hold back. For example, the "office worker or prostitute" part is probably true, but it was one of those things that was better left unsaid. As for telling kids that Santa isn't real, I think that was great. I am soooooo sick and tired of parents lying to their kids about stupid things like Santa Clause, the tooth fairy, and the easter bunny. They say they lie so that their kids can have fun, but what they are really doing is teaching their kids that it is okay to lie. My co-worker said that when she told her daughter that it was really her leaving gifts, the daughter was shocked and more appreciative of my mom for doing that. Why give some fictitious fat man (with awful origins) the credit? What good does that really do? I have spoken with a number of adults who said that they still remember how they felt betrayed and duped by their parents when they found out that Santa wasn't real. Why would a parent want to do that to their kid?
As for storks bringing babies, I'm surprised that there are still kids around who thought that. It seems like I always knew about sex and babies even as a young child. It's shocking because young kids are exposed to sex so much more today than when I was a kid in the 80s. I think you could've left out the 'get drunk' part though. Drunkenness isn't exactly necessary to have sex. Nonetheless, again, this could've been avoided if parents would have done their job. Children should know the basics about sex, how to treat the sex organs appropriately, and where babies come from before they go to pre-school when they are integrated with other children because some children may try to abuse others in a sexual way because of their bad home life.
As for "chasing dreams that aren't there," that is another truth that I agree with wholeheartedly. People are living in daydream today. For example, why on earth would a normal person want to give up their privacy and become famous, give in to doing awful things, have a very public marriage and divorce, probably get into doing drugs, smoking, alcoholism, and promiscuity all in the name of chasing a dream? And although they know that these things will happen they want it anyway. People are determined to be millionaires so they could be a prisoner in their own home and never be able to even walk down the street again. It's insane for people to want these things.
So keep being truthful. "Speak truth each one of you with his neighbor," says the Bible. (Ephesians 4:25) However, you have to be tactful, too.