Honesty Is the Best Policy

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Honesty Is the Best Policy

By | July 2010
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HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY

This maxim teaches us that if anyone who maintains honest behavior in everyday life, it will reveal his or her good character and pays honour & status in long run, though it does not show any instant result. Honesty gives a man long lived advantages.

I still remember, when I was in 2nd Class, I was sitting on the sofa and doing my homework, my mother was helping me. I asked my mother, “What is honesty?” She explained me with a small story of our Mahatma Gandhiji. When he was in primary school, Gandhiji had spelt the word, 'kettle' wrong. When his teacher urged him to copy from others and correct the spelling, he refused to do so as he was convinced that it was not the right thing to do. Honesty and truthfulness were the qualities he came to embody throughout his lifetime. “Honesty is the best thing for a situation to end up well.”

This is because, if you lie and people find out, you are likely to end up with many negative consequences. You will not be trusted any more. This could be very annoying.

A practical example showing this is politics. If politician promise they will do a certain thing when getting elected but they do not do it, people will find it harder to trust the politician, and he will find it harder to be elected next time. So we should always speak honesty.

Generally, honesty is the best policy in any situation. Some people are very reliable and they hate those who tell lies for any reason. Other people accept “white lies” when situation arises, even if they usually do not like lying. I strongly believe that being honest is the most important consideration in our life.

Furthermore, being an honest person is awfully significant in any long term relationship, such as a friendship or professional relation.

Dishonest man yields short lived advantages and sometimes snatches the satisfaction of mind, causing mental agony. If a man is honest good fortune will come through his way soon. In summary, each...