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|Anette said: (Sep 18, 2016)|
|Lie or truth are human made concepts. Only complete angels or complete idiots never lie. Often in the real world, it is hard to distinguish one from another. Lie tells about the person more than truth to a wise observer. People lie to be seen what they want to be, covering up, what they really are. So their values and interests can be seen through their lies. When people lie on a little matter they are honest on the big things. A child learns to lie in response to the lack of understanding from adults. Sometimes his/her lies are covering bad behaviours and thoughts. Sometimes their best intentions are not understood. That first choice whom and why to lie is a big thing in formation of a person. My first lie I remember it was around 5-6. My mother told me not to play with one kid as she hated her mother. When I came home I said I did not and felt no guilt. On my judgement, the girl was a good friend and our parent's affairs should not affect us. I told my own son how to lie to his grandmother at 11 when she put all his cloth into washing as he was going to see his dad whom I divorced at the time. My step daughter loved me and her father very much at 7, but her mother got very jealous and told her to do nasty things to us from about 9. And the girl chose to lie to us and follow her mother requests reporting her the "achievements". These ethical choices who me to lie and why are made very early in life and they are made by a person based on the call of conscious. I am still not sure if honesty at all possible for people who chosen to lie covering nasty deeds. They in my observation lie all the time and to everybody as suspect nastiness behind every act of others. Their bad nature closes a window for them to see that all people are different and some people are growing so light and clean inside, so they can open up to the very bottom and there is absolutely nothing inside them to be ashamed off. Honesty is a gift. Not all can get it. It is a result of very hard internal work and hard choices. One of which - do not judge others. At any point, their life can turn and their eyes can open.|
|Harry said: (Sep 6, 2016)|
|I think honesty is good but more honesty is not good. In the world, I don't think any is fully honest somewhere or other they would forget about it's if they follow it so I think that one deserves for that but he couldn't get because of his honesty god wants to give them. I know a person who is honest and because of his this good thing he is poor.|
|Dhanshree said: (Sep 2, 2016)|
|Honesty is good. But its depend on upon situations. A person can be completely honest when he has everything.|
|Sweta said: (Jul 25, 2016)|
|Yeah, l do agree that honesty is indeed the best policy. But it completely depends on the demand of the situation. Sometimes it may happen that telling the truth may make the bad situation even worse. So in that condition, it's better to compromise a bit with honesty and go with the flow.|
|Haris Chandra said: (Jul 15, 2016)|
|Satyamev Jayate is our National symbol. But in nowadays Satya is harassed and seldom wins.
One Satya or honest people are targeted by Group of Corrupt people and the system is either helpless or has no intention for the growth of honesty. Most of the people see the benefit in prevailing corruption.
This is the reason the leader or corrupt officers proclaims who's is not involved in the country if they get a chance and other says no one even the prime minister can make any harm.
But this is not true when all will involve the country will be collapsed.
|Ashok Dangi said: (Jul 15, 2016)|
|Why an honest people are expected to be 100 percent honest. No intelligent student are able to give answer 100 percent. In college life or in other fields there are no one boys who never make any comments or held hindrance to girls student, it does not mean he is anti-socials elements.
Obtaining above 89 percent are called genius.
Similarly, who do work impartially and without any expectation are known as honest. Due this habit they come into the sight of corrupt authority so they are harassed. At this stage, due to loopholes of the system, they do not get justice.
In conclusion, the statement comes to be true A person should not be too honest; Straight Trees are cut first. Hence the corruption is increasing rapidly so the country is not in progress as ambition.
|Racha said: (Jul 3, 2016)|
|A person should not be too honest it's extremely true but not totally lie.
Bit honest when needed and bit liar when that's needed.
It depends on the situation is.
So it's my point of view.
|Lauren said: (Apr 3, 2016)|
|There are so many aspects to this question. Honestly, as "hey I think your fat!" That is indeed honest, but is it MORE so inconsiderate, and no adult should ever be mistaken honesty for ignorance.
Another, is on a wider scale, like politics, and dealing with false power, making yourself vulnerable to the wrong people, is certainly also something an adult should be well aware and guarded of. Because honest people are rare. Its nature and survival, unfortunately. Only true people of this earth know what honesty is, or isn't. We know best. And it should always be tightly kept to pass on to generations.
I believe the problem, and the reason we all even have to ask this silly question, is the masses of society. Which is ultimately very influential, powerful, and even natural.
Honest people are strong people, and only the strongest will survive.
|Neeraj said: (Mar 22, 2016)|
First of all I would like to say thank you all to given me this golden opportunity that I can share my thoughts.
Actually first of all I would like to say that there are many things which are considered good but in real life those are called bad things SO when we face this kind of situation in our life every day so we can also consider where is need of honesty.
I mean showing only attitude all time is not good because our life is a practical life and there is need that we must continue change our work. So we always should live on situation base in place of pre-planning.
|Kajal said: (Feb 15, 2016)|
|Actually I agree that everything in a limit is perfectly fine. Even in the case of honesty too. Being honest surely implies to goodness of a person. But yeah the good people always treated like shit. So better be will selfish and try to be honest in a limited way!|
|Chinmaya said: (Feb 13, 2016)|
Here we have to understand the meaning of honest. No one in this world is 100% honest. We think we are honest people. We are doing everything honestly unless and until we are facing any problem in our day to day life. Suppose you are a job seeker.
After an exam or interview you may not request any one to give you that job. But you must pray god to get that job, in that time you never pray to god to give that person who did best in the exam.
But here the discussion topic is: Straight trees are cut first. Yes a straight tree is cut first because being too honest can lead a one in problems as in my above example, you may not get that job.
|Suraj Anand said: (Jan 27, 2016)|
|A very good discussion is going on with the true line: A straight trees are cut first. This line true almost every time, WE know the Honesty is the best policy, but when it exceed the limit, people started to take advantage of you.
An honest person always good and true for yourself and for others. They never have the intention to hurt you. But when person against you, try to take advantage and dominate you. It becomes wrong that time. They should do like others. An honest person always wins, because liar person can not be stable.
|Sai Snata Dash said: (Dec 23, 2015)|
I am Saisnata. Actually I am confused that, people often say those who take the positive side wins the success at last. Is that true?If yes, my question is that when this last comes. Look at the world history there has always been defeat and destruction of many sensitive people who are in positive side. Like Mohammad Ghori came and killed many sensitive people. When the last comes. Britishers came and made many huge loss, tortured, terminated and many people were killed, exterminated and segregated. When the last comes.
So I suppose those all to be past and let it away. But I could not any any positive chances in the modern world even. So can anybody is there who can make me clear that if this like things will happen, how the morality could be explored, how an innocent child can walk on a corrupted road.
|Muskan said: (Dec 22, 2015)|
|Whether you are getting it off your chest, venting, expressing yourself, airing your feeling or just being honest, the truth about honesty is that honesty is not always the best policy.|
|Karan Singh said: (Aug 27, 2015)|
|We live in an era where people's moral value are more considered by other people. Society loves those people only who is honest with them, who are loyal towards them. A relation is only build if the person is honest and loyal with you. You don't step forward to make a relation with the person who is dishonest, because somewhere in your heart you know he can betray you any time in the life.
Yeah It is true straight trees are cut first, a person who is straight forward and honest, is criticized somewhere in his life but in the end he will find a place in society where his presence is more valued.
|Sumitra Ghosh said: (Jul 29, 2015)|
|Yes, I agree honesty is the best policy. You can stay in a free mind without tension if you are honest. At the same time also should maintain patients. Its true that straight tree cut first but think about the cutter who is a fool. A honest person is always nearer to God so always blessed and loved by society. Its true people criticize them always, called as stupid, fool, etc. But at last they make a place in society. This time I request all to be honest and feel great.|
|B. Sachin said: (Apr 9, 2015)|
|We get hurt by seeing dishonest people around us then why should we hurt those few honest people by being dishonest? There should be few people who are honest and don't hurt people. May be we get hurt or loose opportunities by being honest.
But we can stand in front of mirror and proudly say, "I don't care what people think about me or what I have got by being honest, I have done my job honestly and I know that one day my good deeds will get counted. I am an Honest person and I know that I am wiser than all of you".
|Nitin Patel said: (Apr 1, 2015)|
|Honesty is best policy some one word. Can be improve have self confidence by honest importance in there life. Cay you speak have any time comfort.
*Honesty is most importance has to durable time families relations.
*Honesty is more importance for friend relation.
*Honesty is most importance for husband and wife relation.
*Honesty is importance for good teaching has our children and good culture.
*Main role have honest making humble life.
*Soldier are honest works. Which is have not honest work many problem create there country.
Terrorist will be come there country and problem for social evil. Honesty pray of god get good blase.
Honesty is more importance for two country relation, for good contribution, for confidential discuses and import & export business. Honesty is importance for Develop the country. When need of honest for government and private sector work.
The war of Mahabharata win by honest. Always has win of truth.
The Bhagavad Gita have word. Will you honest act get good life.
So honest is good tools there life.
|Nodfs said: (Mar 6, 2015)|
|I am surrounded by dishonest, so-called people. It is a lonely world out there unless you have Honesty.
Honesty to me is knowing what needs to be said and not saying it. Lying is the same thing but it applies only when inquired about, what needs to be said still isn't said.
I believe white lies are discretionary and not necessarily bad. i.e. Honey your dress looks great! Even though it may not look THAT great. Nobody hurting, no collateral damage.
Lies that hurt people are bad because they leave a scar. i.e. Destroy lives, jobs, friendships, basic Trust. I haven't knowingly met an Honest person in months if not years.
Dishonesty is something I will not entertain nor allow around me. I will probably die lonely and poor but it is because of the dishonesty shaping the world around me.
|Fiona said: (Feb 16, 2015)|
|There is a person in my class, who always says what is on there mind, it can get to the extent where it hurts peoples feelings. People say "Yeh so and so" is too honest. And I thought well, if they're too honest then you're implying that what they have to say is the truth which might not even be the case, so give that a thought.|
|C K Jain said: (Dec 31, 2014)|
|If you follow honesty in every act of life then you will be put in so much of hardship that later on you remain lonely. Our political system is that we have to follow dishonesty for our survival in the society as for being stay in that right from birth to death one has to interact with government servant who though wants to be honest but even for their survival they became corrupt.
For your satisfaction you can opt honesty but never expect the same from others. Dishonest corrupt people are always liked by our rulers as they can be very easily manipulated for their selfish motivation. This is my experience as. EXCEPTIONS ARE ALWAYS THERE.
|Anonymous said: (Dec 3, 2014)|
|Being honest is a good trait. To a certain extent.
Being honest about something you did in the past is one thing, but if you are required to keep confidential information secret, such as military & personal documentation, then being too honest can kill you. In other words, treason!
One things I can guarantee you is "Too Honest Folks" can't uphold Security Clearance Licenses. If the enemy is wanting some confidential information about our government, who did you think Military is going to put their trust in? The "Honest Man"? Or the "Too Honest Man"? The answer is obviously the "Honest Man" because (1) he is honest about his credentials & (2) won't disclose whatever is not asked. The "Too Honest" man is seen more as a threat because he might (unintentionally) disclose information that could jeopardize the country, the Military, & his career. & believe me, there are MANY secrets our enemies would love to obtain. By the way, disclosing confidential info from the government is called TREASON & the punishment is IMPRISONMENT. You "Too Honest Folks" have been warned.
So in short, being honest is good, but being TOO honest can burn you. You don't need to tell everyone every single little thing that has happened in your life or someone else's life. If they don't ask, then don't tell. And if it's confidential & can't tell simply state "You don't know". You can't trust people nowadays, & you gotta watch what you say too. Think before you speak.
|Natali said: (Nov 18, 2014)|
|Actually, being honest is a good thing do but for sometimes, it is just like making your own grave.
What I mean is for e.g, I broke my mom's favourite vase which is an ancient vase she gets from her grandma. So, if you were me, would you want to tell honestly to her or keep it as a secret?
For me, I would keep it as a secret because if my moms knows it, I will get my neck squeezed as my mom is short -tempered. But one good thing is, if you mom is not short-tempered, you better tell her about it because lying is not a right thing to do.
I just want to remind you that being too honest is not good and also too secret is worse because it is the same as lying.
|Arkaprovo said: (Nov 3, 2014)|
|I think honesty is good for those people who want to enjoy his life after his death.
It's true honest people suffers a lot in this materialistic world.
But by honesty he could secure a position the a place which is free from any sorrow and misery.
Yes it's HEAVEN.
And at the end of the day only she/he has the courage to say "I AM AN HONEST PERSON".
|Newton Lamsal said: (Oct 11, 2014)|
|I fully support the statement. That's all ! In this era, 60% of the people are selfish and can do anything for their benefit's. And while taking benefits, the straight and the honest people are utilized. So I agree.|
|Ramesh said: (Sep 25, 2014)|
|I liked the discussion very much, for being said Honesty many times. My dear brothers and sisters we should remember few things, our national emblem says 'SATYAMEVA JAYETE' (as also pointed by Razique) , Geetha says 'Dharmo rakshti rakshitaha', Buddha said 'Dharmam sharanam Gachaami so on. Our ancestors experiences finally culminated into these words. I hope my young fellow friends will not reinvent the wheel again with their beautiful life.
We should have real and exact understanding of the basic words, i.e. What exactly mean by Dharm or honesty. Suffering could be viewed as a Challenge or Opportunity. I am sure if you are determined you can handle any situation like a lion.
Life is like a Lab. For Each action performed (Ethically or Unethically) by us there is a result. Try to keep a keen eye on the result. Analyses of these results (cumulatively but not individually) reveal you many things. I am sure, one day all my brothers and sisters will definitely understand why our elders insisted on the 'HONESTY'. Jai Hind.
|Johnson Vinay Kumar said: (Sep 23, 2014)|
|I think honest is always best policy In this world. Why because we don't have honesty means in all over the world companies are not move forward. If the honest will having peoples then there ideas will be improved and automatically companies will be move forward. And takes place upper. Like MNC's. This is not only comes under companies. This is comes under all industries. Honest is main important in this world.|
|Amit Rana said: (Aug 26, 2014)|
|As I now honestly have nothing to do with quantity. It is not in parts. It is a complete sense of human being to do things in a way best for mankind. I feel energetic if I perform my duty as per norms. It is honesty. In today's world people have become coward. I am doubtful after reading the comments above that what if India lost its freedom today how many Gandhi or Bhagat singh are there to fight for the cause of the nation. The people have become slightly more diplomatic.|
|Peter Emem said: (Aug 3, 2014)|
|Time-tested truth: "Honesty is the best policy".
Fact: "Today we live in a world in which maybe 80% of the people are not honest".
Now you want to live in a WORLD full of 'HONEST' OR 'DISHONEST' People, the choice is yours.
If you want a world full of honest people, then it must start somewhere, it must start from YOU and ME. Otherwise if everyone keep compromising saying that one should not be too honest because others are not, then you must welcome a world of 100% dishonest people in a not so distant future. You get exactly what you give to this world.
Each one of us must do our bit to make this world a better place to live in.
The following story of 'Star fish' tells us what the little good things we do can make a difference.
*An old man walked across the beach until he came across a young boy throwing something into the breaking waves. Upon closer inspection, the old man could see that the boy was tossing stranded starfish from the sandy beach, back into the ocean.
"What are you doing, young man?" He asked.
"If the starfish are still on the beach when the sun rises, they will die, " the boy answered.
"That is ridiculous. There are thousands of miles of beach and millions of starfish. It doesn't matter how many you throw in; you can't make a difference. ".
"It matters to this one," the boy said as he threw another starfish into the waves. "And it matters to this one. ".
|Pulkit Khandelwal said: (Jul 19, 2014)|
|I work in a govt department. I believe that honesty is the best.
Policy but today due to my honesty I faces a lot of problems, mental harassment from my seniors, and so on. Even when I shared about this with my friends and parents, they also started blaming me for being too honest towards my duties and responsibilities and tried to teach me that these words only suits in books not in real life.
Their comments took my sleep away and compelled me to think again on the topic. I cannot understand as it was said that the way of honesty may have problems but at night you will sleep well with cool heart and mind however the honesty took my sleeps too. Hence now I believe that Of course Honesty is the best policy but only in limits. If crossed it will be as harmful as a nuclear weapon.
|Ogundele Fatai K said: (Jun 18, 2014)|
|"A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first". The writer is not saying we should not be honest but not be TOO honest. Therefore, my contribution is: if you cannot afford to be screwed for being (too) honest why not keep quiet or change the subject of the situation "for a man is known sometimes for his word". Better still, if the situation can take away life, try to explain your reason than stating fact (like Yes or No). Because this sometimes change the mind of people. I believe a honest man ought to have a honest deed or word to defend. Afterall, in the absence of straight tree, others will still be cut and if you are wise with your word to convince them despite your honesty, you will prevail over them. God first.|
|Karunesh Kumar said: (May 24, 2014)|
|Honesty is only good for those who have the capacity to suffer and accept the consequences with a content heart. It is not meant for people who relate everything to profit and loss terms, because till they are having profit. Honesty seems to be good. Infact very good, but loss shakes them. And honesty can go to hell. So in my thinking if you can afford to lose your dearest things for honesty its the best thing to be honest, but if you can't they be dishonest and be happy till you can. Because at last straight trees are taller than curved ones.|
|Anthony. Joseph said: (May 21, 2014)|
|Honesty is a slow poison, it kills you every single time when you stand for it, you lose everything and finally you go under depression while the society enjoys making fun of you saying another loser is born the word "Honesty" looks good in books but it reality it takes every thing from you.|
|Vishwanath said: (May 2, 2014)|
|Being too honest looks like madness to some people who think realistically. And for people who think ideally honesty is the best policy. So ultimately things reduce to individuals opinion and their world view.
I like people who are honest.
Being too honest is the path of unselfish and Brave people. Absolute honesty is only for those who are ready to face any consequences for their actions. I am not really that brave to be absolutely honest. But I always regret for being a coward and not being an absolutely honest one.
At the end I vote for honest ones.
|Ans said: (Apr 17, 2014)|
|Its good to be honest but in limits. There is a term called "diplomacy" that is used to limit your honesty thats harms you sometimes. In the current times when life is competitive and harsh it is important to be honest in limits, which does not at all mean to take the path of lying.|
|Swadhin said: (Apr 16, 2014)|
We should always be honest but make sure one thing that don't let other to take your advantage. Honesty is the best policy I think if people will see your honesty than they respect you and some how they try to change their attitude.
|Nita said: (Apr 4, 2014)|
I Think yes "A Person should not be too honest; Straight Trees are cut first". Because everything should be in limit and at last sea also have its limit, So as Per my point of view a person should not be too honest because in this world every person flow with crowd of people.
But Yes this is also true that Honesty is the best policy. If you will not get judge today it will get tomorrow you will get and for this it is necessary to be honest. Its need of TODAY.
Honesty is the Best policy.
|Ashish said: (Feb 8, 2014)|
|Some words are being used to make easy understanding in quotes etc. Not in its literal sense. That's why reader must use his/her common sense to interpret what message writer want to convey rather than just grasping word to word meaning.|
|Swati Pal said: (Jan 24, 2014)|
|As we always say "honesty is the best policy" but every time this statement doesn't true. As one coin has two faces, so always being honest is not right as it depended on situations we face in our life. How desperately difficult is it to be honest with oneself. It is much easier to be honest with one another. A person should not be too honest, straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.
Honesty - people only like it, till it hurts.
Honestly, it's accepted as long as it comforts.
Honesty - it's to be expected.
Honestly, it's not even recommended.
Honesty - keeps you happy.
Honestly, it makes your outlook crappy.
Honesty - can put a smile on your face.
Honestly, it'll put you in your place.
|Ashwani said: (Jan 19, 2014)|
|I would like to say one of the famous lines, which brings out the importance of honesty in our life, 'You can fool some people all the time, you can fool all the people for some time but you cannot fool all the people, all the time. So one should always be honest to oneself.|
|Friends For Life said: (Jan 15, 2014)|
|Being honest is not bad but depends on situation that you are in. It is easy to be honest while telling something positive but not while telling something negative. So be always but tell out when you know that it won't harm the other person.|
|Ashish Sharma said: (Jan 2, 2014)|
|If you don't stand for anything then you will fall for everything, yes the people who select the path of being righteous may face the most difficult of the times. But at the end of it all what matters the most is what you stood for. People like Bapu, Vivekanand faced a lot of trouble when they started their journey of righteousness but they are always remembered because they stood for something they had faith in.|
|Bhuvana Doss said: (Dec 5, 2013)|
I don't accept with the topic, because honesty alone prevails. We all are honest by our birth but its so difficult to maintain the honesty. Infact being honest depends upon the situation that we face. We all are a honest person until we caught into a consequences. So being dishonest may provide you fame, money and everything but being honest we can remain in the heart of the people.
Honesty is the policy that our country follows. So, be honest till your life.
So all I want to say is honesty alone prevails.
|Grape said: (Dec 4, 2013)|
|Hey every reader, all my life I've been honest and people have been telling me I'm different from the people I live with. All my life I've been trying to figure out what's really wrong with me and now I know my ins and outs. I'm honest, I don't think I can live a day without being honest. Friends turn to come to me whenever they're in need but are ashamed to be seen with me. I'm resigning from my job because I'm a threat to the people there. I'm going to continue living with honesty even if it kills me. I'll proudly die for my own principle. I know I've to embrace some things like being alone and work hard to be independent and I am.|
|Nebula_Chi said: (Dec 4, 2013)|
|In an ideal world being honest is a nice ideal. In the real world however being honest can open yourself up to those who are morally bankrupt and opportunist to pursue you and harm you.
Yes, tell the truth if you are safe to do so and you know that you will avoid being attacked or targeted but remember to protect yourself. Lying is a useful tool.
Balance your lies with your truths.
|Anusha Yadav said: (Dec 3, 2013)|
|Honesty is a good thing should be adopted by everyone from their childhood yes I agree that straight trees are cut first but they look nice in nature like that a honest person also looks nice in society and will accepted by the society will identify easily by people in a group.|
|Akhil Matam said: (Nov 13, 2013)|
|Being Honesty provides honour for a person.
Of Course, straight trees cut first but it takes longer time.
Moreover, honesty is a choice whether you adopt or not is at your wish and willpower.
The people who has confidence, willpower, dearness, never leave their honesty.
One more important thing is honesty must be in honesty.
|Vidya said: (Oct 8, 2013)|
|Honesty is just being true to oneself and others. It's meaning cannot be changed. There is no doubt that being Honest makes oneself to put with lot of consequences in many ways. But that is where the strength as a Person lies. I still believe HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY. And fruit for being HONEST pays in time.|
|Sumeet Agarwal said: (Aug 15, 2013)|
|I think as we progress meaning of honesty has also changed. Just speaking the truth does not mean that we are honest and it is not that we have to always speak truth to our parents, partners and friend. I think honesty is something which must come from inside. If we talk of our nation, we only talk of corruption and all but we in fact are not honest to ourself as we just don't want to take any initiative. So in my opinion honesty is something more than talking true and then only honesty is best policy.|
|Kota said: (Aug 9, 2013)|
|I believe in honesty, but it does not work all the time. You can't be sincere and straight in all your relationships, for example you can't be too honest with your gf, if everyone is so, then relationships would no longer persists and sometimes being honest works much better. So its all depends on the person who is gonna receive your words. You should decide yourself to be mildly honest or greatly honest depending upon others.|
|Albert Henry said: (Jun 25, 2013)|
|I would stay honest rather than having lots of gold and silver but no sleep. I believe honesty and hard work takes more time to succeed in what so called Good life. But the real good life is how honestly you do things that gives total satisfaction not me or my family but to the contribution of this society. Being fair to others begins with our honesty. If everybody start to be dishonest, the world will be more corrupt and people would steal from others and live a immoral life. Hence the adage which you say "Person should not be too honest; Straight Trees are cut first" is not right.|
|Akshata said: (May 29, 2013)|
|Hi I am Akshata, I wanna say, we should be honest towards our family, husband and wife relationship, and when you deal with society and customers and your suppliers and If your business man, or any doctor, police officers, political parties all should be honest but they don't. So ultimately we only have to face difficulties in our common life. Be honest and your business honestly.|
|Veni Vedi Vici said: (Apr 22, 2013)|
|Honesty is not the best policy to deal with in life. If you truly love something you will protect it, if protecting something you love especially a person means being dishonest then call me a liar. Love before honesty. Honesty is a balancing act, not too much to cause harm and not too little to become diabolical.|
|Farhana Shinjon said: (Apr 15, 2013)|
|Hi, I am Shinjon from Bangladesh.
Yes it is true that straight trees are cut first but this doesn't mean that a person should not be honest! One of the golden rule of this world is that "In order to gain something, we have to give something up". Honesty is a virtue so in order to gain this virtue we have to give something up. That might be a few drops of tears or an opportunity. So, to gain such a virtue I am ready to give up a few drops of water. Are you ready?
|Scarlet Christina Gonsalves said: (Apr 9, 2013)|
|Hi, I'm Scarlet from Bangladesh.
I think and support that people should be honest. You may get fame, money and happiness by lying (for now) but at the end of the day, you will certainly fall. But if you are honest and speak the truth, though you might not get all the things that you want/wished for at that particular time, but after a certain period of time, you will definitely get your reward and that's for sure. So, all I want to say is that by being honest you may not get what you want for the present time but in the long-run, you certainly will get what you want and you will then achieve your destination and become successful. ! :).
|Ash said: (Apr 8, 2013)|
|I don't understand why honesty has been associated with vulnerability in this discussion. Yes if your honest you will tell people of your weaknesses, but people can see your weaknesses anyway with sufficient time, it pays to be aware of your weaknesses and the influence of other people upon them in order to resist that weakness being used against you.
You also attract what you give, if you have a negative life perspective you attract people who understand and sympathise with that perspective, if your honest you attract people who understand and sympathise with honesty and wouldn't you rather surround yourself with people who believe in honesty and that you can trust? Yes you may also end up attracting some people who want to take advantage of your weaknesses but already through the process of sharing your weaknesses honestly you learn to accept and deal with them, and find a sense of belonging and normality within yourself that you would otherwise not have found, and therefore you are more resistant to people attempted manipulations of your weaknesses and can see these attempts more clearly.
I also don't understand why honesty is seen as a malicious thing. Being honest creates a great support system where people know where they belong and feel accepted for who they are inside, not who they pretend to be. By admitting your weaknesses you give other the permission to do the same, and you make them realise their weaknesses aren't as big a deal or aren't as rare as they may have thought. Additionally I believe there is nothing more malicious than devaluing another persons time, if you set up a dishonest situation where you allow someone to spend their time trying to achieve something that does not exist (for example you tell someone you love them when you don't) you are essentially saying that their time is worthless and unimportant, that their life is worthless and unimportant and that person is worthless and unimportant.
It is basic respect to be honest, it helps people understand one another and find a true sense of belonging, and it encourages others to be honest which establishes a situation around you where you only keep the people in your life who value you and your time.
|Kripa Sharma said: (Mar 28, 2013)|
|Very true! This does hold good at least these days. One can not really survive being completely honest and innocent. As there is always someone waiting for an innocent to get fooled.|
|Ravi Teja said: (Feb 24, 2013)|
|Hi, Too much is too bad. Even a medicine consumed too much leads to health problems. Every thing in this world has limit. A person should be honest until won't hurt the feelings of others. If it hurts the feeling of other people, he should convey in a pleasing manner. Sometimes it may lead to breaking of relationship.|
|Suresh said: (Jan 31, 2013)|
|Too much of anything is bad. Too honest person can be easily cheated. So honesty is the best policy, honesty is the combination of two things i.e, truthful and sincerity. I agree with straight trees cut first because they more useful and wood used for different purpose like tables, doors etc. Suppose your parents are dishonest, you are not interested talking to your father. My conclusion is too much me any thing is bad so we need to be a honest there fore we see a greatest India.|
|V . Suresh said: (Jan 29, 2013)|
|In my point of view honesty is the best policy. A honest person can thinking about what ever may be he will doing it can not effect others. An honest person does not fear about the results. An honest person can suffer some problems that problems can be easily solved. Some body escaping the problems that members can suffering through out the life. According to topic straight trees sad cut first, all people should try to be honest.|
|Raja said: (Jan 24, 2013)|
|According to my point of view honest is good. A honest person can do his work without cheating where as too honest may become target of people can easily cheated. For example if find 1000 rs on road and you asking everyone it belongs you or you. Suddenly one person said that it is mine. You would give to him. Later you find that it does not belongs him. In that case you feel unhappy. So we show like honest not too honest.|
|Bidyut said: (Jan 5, 2013)|
|Honest and too honest two different thing. Honest signifies that a person is honest but he is also alert, where as too honest signifies he is honest but he is not alert. A honest person can do his work without getting cheated whereas a too honest may become target of people and can easily be cheated.|
|Aarthi said: (Jan 2, 2013)|
|Whoever following to be honesty, I did not see never place honesty, our country people have followed honesty, lead to India will be a biggest country. So straight trees are cut first, its true. Plant have growth after trees, so we will cutting plant stage, not trees stage. Like that honesty. If each and everybody following honesty still from our childhood stage, nobody can't contravene.|
|Ajay said: (Nov 27, 2012)|
|What is the real meaning of honesty. Telling truth is not just honesty. Every one is honest until they can't get affected by consequences. One who faces all the consequences even though he loss everything is the real honest. Like our Great father of the nation Gandhiji. No one likes to follow honest people. The sad thing about it is they only limited to praising on the occasions of their birth and death days.
In my opinion, being diplomatic is best rather than honest. It looks nice to praise honest one, but in reality no one accepts others honesty. Because even a dishonest person thinks he himself is most honest in his perspective.
Just be like water so that you can overcome the problem or if necessary you can wipe out the problem with storm, rather than standing like straight tree.
|Midhuna(Srujana) said: (Nov 6, 2012)|
|The statement it self tells that if will be cut whether we are honest or not. So being honest can help us to remain in the hearts of people. But if you are not honest and lived for so many years, what the use of that life. So according to me honesty is the best policy forever.|
|Shivani said: (Aug 1, 2012)|
|According to the topic I think a person should be honest but not too honest. Being too honest can lead him to problems. He/She must react depending upon the situations, circumstances and the end results. I totally agree with Kiran that although straight trees are cut first but they achieve "Height" before that which ordinary trees aren't able to.|
|Raviranjan Kumar said: (Jul 5, 2012)|
|Of course honesty is the best policy, but some times we have to give up our wishes while being honest, and in my view in the present world even though we are honest the others won't be like that with us and we face some problems because of them, so I think there is no need to be very honest always.|
|A.Razique said: (Jun 17, 2012)|
|Hi, honesty is really best policy honest people always wins and they are remembered in life and also after life. The history is witness of this that there are numbers of people who were honest and now they are considered as successful people. Our nation believe in SATYAMEVA JAYETE (Truth alone prevails). So we should be honest first with our-self then with others.|
|Saddam Hussain said: (Jun 12, 2012)|
|" honesty is the best policy" honesty give results always in positive and dishonesty give results in negative. But some time honesty is depends on the situation in case situation is very critical any person one lie could save other person life he can be dishonest in that place.|
|Rahul said: (May 19, 2012)|
|Yes we should be honest. We know that honest person suffers a lot in many cases. But because of this we would stop saying truth. Honesty is the best policy. Don't think of the sufferings just be honest and say truth. Don't fear of being a honest person.|
|Divya said: (Apr 25, 2012)|
|Yea all the views are reasonable from everyone's point. Being honest depends on the situation a person is in. If the person is in a very critical situation where his one lie could save other person he can be dishonest in the place.|
|Hima said: (Apr 4, 2012)|
|Honesty is the best policy. This is taught to us right from our childhood. We should be honest but in today's world too much of honesty won't be good. Hence be honest to those people who are honest to you.|
|Kangalesh said: (Mar 31, 2012)|
|One must be honest it is true the you will suffer when you are honest But never mind that sufferings are all part of life & it will be a lesson for us so that we will become successful in our life. True that Straight trees cut fast because it is human tendency that whoever successful people think that it came easily. But be honest Critics are important to get noticed. Thanks.|
|Friends' Forevere said: (Mar 5, 2012)|
|I think, Honesty is the best policy...I t is true, that sometimes we have to suffer for being honest, but the result of being honest is guaranteed, may not be sooner.Gandhiji also gone to jail for our nation, so, are we forgetting him? its big no. so there is not less or too honesty. its all about selfishness.|
|Alok said: (Feb 17, 2012)|
|Yeah I agree being honest is important but that does not mean you need to be as simple & straightforward as a child. Honesty can also be viewed in other frame as not cheating someone you are working with or living with, being honest does not mean you always have to bow down to others command or have your own loss for the benefit of others.|
|Beena said: (Aug 13, 2011)|
|Yes, to be honest is a good thing and honesty is the best policy the policy itself sys to be honest. If we are honest to everyone that it self shows we are honest to ourselves. Honesty is not approved by everyone. Be honest atleast to ourselves in our society. The values are most important to our lives so honesty is must.|
|Banhi said: (Aug 6, 2011)|
|An honest man is the noblest work of god. But this is rare. As a man born honest cannot remain so throughout his life. He has to use his brains when he is surrounded by 80% dishonest people. And from that point he is regarded as dishonest. Lastly I would like to say that in a country like India dishonesty is truly respected. Being honest here is either a joke or a slang and you are forced to bend yourself.|
|Meenakshi said: (May 20, 2011)|
|"What is too much of Honesty". Honesty is either there or not there. If you have to compromise, then it is simply not honesty. The path is definetely difficult for honest people. But should this be compromised for short lived success. To acheive a goal , if you have to be dishonest and bend your way ,then it cannot be called just being less honest. Rather besides being dishonest, one is now selfish too. Why dont the honest lot beleive that they are made this way by Almighty Lord and if He has desired it to be like that, then there has to be a purpose. Maybe, these people come ahead of time and indicate that a change is certainly going to be there - "From less honest people to higher percentage of honest people".|
|Anishka said: (May 2, 2011)|
|Hi, No doubt Honesty is the best policy but it makes you to suffer sometimes, if you want to suffer, be honest and for the sufferings definitely you may be paid in the long run. Further a tree can't be compared with human being because a tree whether it is straight or curved has to cut or fell down, it is rule of nature, a truth. One must be honest sufferings are part of life, no suffering means no taste in life. Sufferings make us understand what life actually means from ground level. Best of luck for honest people. !|
|Shashi said: (Apr 20, 2011)|
|Being a straightforward person, I too was cut into pieces many times. But looking back I feel it is good to be honest. Meanwhile sometime it is good to remain silent when your honesty can create problems around you.|
|Ravi Kiran said: (Apr 3, 2011)|
|Yes in the present scenario One should not be too honest. Because daily in the newspapers we are seeing many incidents happening across the country and the world. Recently additional district collector of Malegoan was burnt to death for resisting the pilferage of kerosene. Binayak sen was sent to jail for fighting for the poor. Nine RTI activists were killed for demanding the truth. So like this there are hundreds and thousands to list, But in all these cases they were facing lot of troubles for being good and honest. Recently one advocate was killed by some people for fighting for the right cause.
In fact ours is not a society, we are living in a termite nest eating at ourselves. So in this so called society there is no place for The Honest, The good and The sincere persons. Also sincere Police officers could not work in some areas due to the pressures from higher officials.
Unless and until some measures are taken our society won't prosper. And our honesty won't find place in this termite nest.
|Aanchal said: (Mar 5, 2011)|
|We are living in an artificial world, full of corruption and materialistic people. So i don't think being too honest in such a phase would let one survive. Inorder to be successful and achieve the highest goals in one's life it would definitely a correct step if one has to be dishonest in some way of his/her goal. I won't say this thing has to be followed always but yes when required it should be. Being completely honest and not achieving what one believes to have rather ruining one's own dreams is not good. A slightly bent tree has an advantage to survive more than a straight tree.|
|Ashraw said: (Feb 13, 2011)|
|Honesty is a positive thing and lying is negative. But we all have this perception that honesty will always lead to good and lying will always result in bad. The decision to be honest or to lie should depend upon the end result that your truth or lie may result into.|
|Aruns said: (Feb 3, 2011)|
|I do agree the same and always honesty in all the dealing both in professional and personal would't be a rewarding one rather than this world definitely to become you as a dishonest person. People in india doing dishonest thing for achiving and getting some personal needs like, bribe to police, donation from new student etc., How many of them in the 100 Cr. people in india, paying tax regularly?? how many indian political leader have account in swis bank to hiding black money ???|
|Saurabh said: (Jan 23, 2011)|
|In my opinion less and more honesty doesn't mean anything. An honest person does not fear from the results or change his decision either by thinking about it. And honesty is the best policy and needs no compromise for it.|
|Swety said: (Jan 4, 2011)|
|I think the topic should be seen as applying the honesty towards achieving goals. When we are aiming at our goals, our culture tells us to follow honesty. But we should not be too honest that will come as hindrance to achieve the goal. I mean sometimes there needs to make compromise which will not foul with our honesty but make a way towards our target. Sometimes too much honesty is seen as stubbornness.
We call a person successful who knows to how to back a step to move two step forward. That is the reason a car has the back gear. It is nothing with too much honesty. Infact in that case it is the showing off honesty. We should be honest to our ethics and at the same times careful about our goal to reach so that it would never stop in half way like the straight trees cut first.
|Chandan said: (Dec 9, 2010)|
|It is a good thing that a person should be honest because honesty is the best policy, not for limited time but for ever but sometimes it becomes a bottleneck. It doesn't mean that we should leave honesty but we should show our honesty in a different manner according to the time, situation and before the person whom we are going to be treated by. We should also be diplomatic in nature as well as honest according to the situation and requirement while coming across a person so that we wouldn't be cheated by him.
In other words we can say we should be honest but careful. We should be like straight trees but solid rather than soft for not to be cut easily.
|Kiran said: (Nov 18, 2010)|
|We should be Honest from heart. It should be practical but that does not mean that we should be dishonest. Rather if see great people, then you will find that they were always honest with their work and dream. Also, though Straight Trees cut first. It achieves that 'HEIGHT' before cutting down which ordinary grass wont achieve!.|
|Poonam said: (Aug 13, 2010)|
|According to me being too honest wont take you anywhere infact that will be a obstacle in your path. Honest people create the problem for themselves and now a days if you say something to someone may be that is for there advantage but people would mind it.
As far as it is with in the family thats ok but once you cross the place you live don't be so straightforward that will put you in trouble. Now there is no one who follows honesty very religously but i would must say we can follow it to some extent.
|Dipti Rathore said: (Aug 12, 2010)|
|Again i want to add. The topic is that ONE SHOULD NOT BE TOO HONEST..I want to emphasize on the word "TOO HONEST". I do agree that one should be honest but not too honest.
As Ninad himself said that people take undue advantage of yours. Than why would let others to take undue advantage of us.Even as he said that by our cleverness we can avert such things but I want to let you understand as the topic itself explained it that if there are two trees-one is straight and another is slant then obviously the straight tree would be cut first. So if we are a little bit slant (I mean, not toooooo honest) we can serve better for our self.
No offenses if I said something wrong.
|Ninad said: (Aug 12, 2010)|
|Honesty is the single quilty that will lead you to be successful. Some people may feel that "other people take undue advantege of our honesty" which is actually true. But buy one's cleaverness you may avoid such things.According to me keep your honesty for life nothing will trouble you. Honest people are in more demand & they get more respect & honour.|
|Bakshi said: (Aug 9, 2010)|
|Well.. first hello everybody. I'm Bakshi.
No I don't agree, I belive that your honesty pay a good return sooner or later in your life. It depend up to you whether you what to deceive yourself or not.
|Dipti Rathore said: (Aug 9, 2010)|
|I totally substitute the Shiv's words that no one on this earth is 100 % honest. Even it doesn't matter who is honest or too honest or on the other way round we can manipulate like so who is corrupted or most corrupted. As in the topic of dicsussion we tantamount an honest person with a tree, i would comment that wheather a tree is straight or slant it is doom to cut as per the need of demand/situation.
So it outrightly defy from my side that one should be honest at all the time because ultimately we are also to be slaughted one day though we are honest. So to sustain in this canny world or to grip your power at your hand we should be artful enough to maneuver in words provided that it should not be in an illegal way.
So for a betterment of us one should PLAY SAFE AND BE CAUTIOUS.
|Shiv said: (Aug 9, 2010)|
|Please tell me the name of a person who is 100% honest. You will not find atleast on this earth. Honesty is definatly a virtue but always honesty is for sure a foolishness. One cannot be honest in all his dealings. The conclusion is try to deal with honesty but feel free to ulter your ways for practical life.|
|Subhash said: (Aug 4, 2010)|
|Honesty is good thing but show of honesty is not good. For example if you find a ten rupees note on road and you asking everyone that it belongs to him. Suddenly one person said that is mine. You would give it to him. Later you find that it doesn't belong to him. Then you feel regret on your honesty. Because you are unable to bring it to right owner.|
|M J Subramanyam said: (Jul 31, 2010)|
|It is always better to speak the truth because if you are consistent with this policy, others will be afraid of you. This is because if your heart is pure, persons with impure mind find it difficult to hide their bad deeds and thoughts. For example, G.R.Viswanath, the former cricket player when he was the captain of a match played between India and England (MCC) asked Taylor, who was given out by the umpire, to play saying the umpire erred in his judgment.
Many people laughed at Viswanath for being so honest. In that match Taylor hit a century and India lost the match and the failure was attributed to Viswanath's generosity. But fourteen year's later, Wisden cricket club recalling this match and spirit of fair play award was conferred on G.R.Viswanath. His honesty was rewarded after 14 years!Likewise Kapil Dev was charged of fixing cricket match by a former President of BCCI.
In an interview given to BBC, Kapil Dev virtually wept which was shown on BBC TV. When truth broke out it was not Kapil Dev he was awarded the "Cricketer of the Century" of which we all Indians are proud of. Ultimately truth alone trimphs. "satyameva Jayate"
|Pratyu said: (Jul 31, 2010)|
|Of course honesty is the best policy, but some times we have to give up our wishes while being honest, and in my view in the present world even though we are honest the others wont be like that with us and we face some problems because of them, so i think there is no need to be very honest always.|
|Asd said: (Jul 30, 2010)|
|But honesty is always the best policy. What about that saying ????|
|Priya said: (Jun 30, 2010)|
|Hi, What is meant by over honesty or less honesty? Honesty is complete truthfulness to oneself, not deceiving themselves and others. There is nothing less or more in that. It is full. It is a bad concept that we have to change according to the times. The values we had can still be followed.|
A Person should not be too honest; Straight Trees are cut first
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