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|Niharika said: (Feb 16, 2020)|
|Honesty is important but according to the situation. You have to act strategically to handle any situation, what happens if your honesty makes your situation more complicated, so you have to deal with situations where no one is facing any problem and equally problem should be resolved.|
|Riya said: (Oct 25, 2019)|
|Honesty is the thing we all talk about right.
People think that honesty should be accepted as a lifestyle. We say India is corrupted but don't you think that the reason behind this is silence by honest people. If honesty is so strong then why it doesn't changes this society?
|Avnish said: (May 11, 2019)|
|Honesty is the best policy. We have to be honest always. But sometimes a more honest person is not good at today's generation. People's can miss use them.|
|Avnish said: (May 11, 2019)|
|We should have to be honest. Honesty is life aim. But being too honest in this generation is not good.|
|Aiman said: (Mar 5, 2019)|
|Honesty in our life is importnat, but sometimes our honesty makes us fool it totally depends on situation, with whom how we should interact it depends on us.|
|Naveena D said: (Jan 6, 2019)|
|Good Morning Friends,
According to me, a person should honest. But in this generation honesty is missing in everyone. Depending upon the situation we will change our life. So, honesty is the important thing our satisfied life. Everyone knows our character to express our situation.
If conscience is here, then honesty is automatically role play in the situation. But, Straight trees are cut first. This is true. But everyone knows what will be true in our life. Unless otherwise, we change our lives. Be honest as you can.
|Karkera said: (Oct 8, 2018)|
|Yes, sometimes we need to choose different path, always honesty hurts ourself as well as sometimes other.|
|Swami Kannu Ganedhan said: (Jun 27, 2018)|
|Honest makes our mind satisfied, we should remember that whatever we do good that will carry forward to our future ie our life and children. If we are honest our children will be same.|
|Kalyani Deshpande said: (May 28, 2018)|
|Yes, I agree with it. I think it depends on the situation. We can't behave same in every situation. To do something successfully or to gain profit we can not handle situation too honestly. Sometimes silence can solve many problems.|
|Syeda Hiba said: (Jan 28, 2018)|
|I do believe staying honest all the time doesn't help. At times you have to go off road because people misuse use our honesty & sometimes we land up creating trouble for ourselves.|
|Komal Gautam said: (Jan 26, 2018)|
|I think honesty is the best policy because being honest will give you mental peace. You don't have to live with guilt because you lied. If you are always honest with people you don't have to remember the lie you told them. The other person will always trust you. Being honest with someone shows character and shows that you trust them enough to let them know that you tell the truth and nothing but the truth. When someone feels you are honest with them they tend to trust you more and this builds a strong relationship. It also assures the other person that you are trustworthy. Dishonest people don't get second chances when they lie because people are going to think they are always lying to them.|
|Harsha Jain said: (Oct 27, 2017)|
|Honesty is important when someone wants to hear that but in today's time, no one wants to listen what you think about them. They only want to listen to nice things from you or the things that is convenient for them.|
|Sheetal K said: (Oct 15, 2017)|
|In today's fiercely competitive, ferocious world where honesty is dying out, one who is honest and truthful is a lone lamb. And well, it's always better to be part of the pack than to be a loner, isn't it?
Today, one needs to be as humble as a dove but at the same time as cunning as a serpent. A lie that yields the good to others is truth itself. In fact, it's better than the truth.
I believe life is a culmination of sacrifices and the good deeds you do, So be honest till your honesty is not taken as gullibility and weakness. Be kind till you are not affected.
|Rahul said: (Sep 28, 2017)|
|What my opinion honestly depends on situation to situation and person to person and you have to wisely consider all the aspects based on the scenario, have to take the call as per suitability. It's game of your mind and situations you can not be honest with everyone sometimes honesty put you in trouble. So think wisely before the act. For instance, if someone kidnaps my child so surely kidnapper will call me and demands Ransome and I will be treated not to inform the police, in this case, I not going, to be honest.|
|Yukti said: (Sep 1, 2017)|
|Very often, we hear that honesty is the best policy. Infact, we have been taught by everyone to be honest. But I would like to ask, "Does honesty has any role to play in today's scenario?"No, I suppose not.|
|Uttara said: (Aug 23, 2017)|
|Honesty, modesty, ethics, morality these are values imbibed into a person. It cannot be compromised. Just because straight trees are cut first an honest person should not stop being honest cause for an honest person it is like oxygen. If he resorts to dishonesty it will kill him in self-guilty. So irrespective of anything we should never compromise with honesty. We may be rebuked at times for our over honesty but we always should remember that honesty is a great virtue and the right person always praises honesty. Thank you.|
|Radha said: (Feb 2, 2017)|
|Of course, we should not be too honest. But getting something are doing something with honesty gives satisfaction and happiness.|
|Xena said: (Dec 21, 2016)|
|Question is when is honesty too much honesty? Is blunt the same as being inconsiderate of another's feelings and how they will be affected by your opinion. Straight trees are cut first so yes, it achieves a height but that will forever be the height it will EVER achieve since it is now cut down. While other trees still survive to grow. Straight trees are cut quickly, other trees are able to survive and while it may take awhile the other tree will grow to be bigger since it was never cut down.|
|Readerwriter2015 said: (Nov 24, 2016)|
|Truth and honesty are not two sides of the same coin although most of the time they are paired but not always. Sometimes lie becomes honesty and speaking truth become dishonesty because these things are relative, not absolute hence once should be logical and wise to do so. Make Honesty as your default behavior. Do not use dishonesty unscrupulously as weapon to fulfill your unjust, mean and mere selfish desire. Sometimes you feel that if you speak the truth then you or your family will be in big trouble or it may have some dangerous consequence then do not speak truth. If know that you do not have any good or just intention but just want to damage other using truth as weapon then do not do it. For example army officer told truth about country defense to other enemy countries that may damage his country then such army officer become dishonest by speaking truth and citizen of that country do not give him big hand for this betrayal. If same army officer speaks lie to deceive enemy country to protect his country then this officer become Honorable, Honest and patriotic army officer.|
|Abhilaash said: (Nov 15, 2016)|
|Yeah, it is not wise to be honest always for example if a stranger comes to you and gives you a chocolate and asks's can you tell your details we have not to tell if we tell we ill be in danger and they might kidnap us so it is not wise to be honest every time.|
|Akshaya said: (Nov 1, 2016)|
I do feel that we should be honest where its meant to be. When we are having a general perspective of doing things honestly, we may face a lot of failures and other people near you may use your honesty to their advantage and you may get fooled. Hence we should delegate things, where to show our honesty and where not to.
|Meenu Arora said: (Oct 25, 2016)|
I am Meenu Arora and very well to know about this proverb, we never go in this fight.
But if we all are going to a team work then we will definitely win the target. How it's so simple all are knows about this when we make a pearls necklaces we took special pearls from our collection so if we make a team every pearl is countable with his/her best behavior. In the office girls are work under presser she always thinks this if I intercept in anywhere everyone caught their words and others are teasing on her straight forward way.so,moral is this we will walk together we will definitely win our target with our teamwork .without team works it's not possible.which team I have chosen all are good.all are master list n their field.teamwork is the base of every organization.and second understood to each other and listen to them to each other.
|Raj said: (Oct 25, 2016)|
|Yes, In this creative money minded universe there is no human who is 100% honesty. Every pupil in this country is selfish. Every time speaking honest keeps a person in difficulty. Honesty does not suggest that every time you should speak truth, according to the situation we should go ahead. Being honest all the time push you in difficultly by someone. EXAMPLE Many enemies will develop against you, it also causes your family in difficulty. In epics, we also saw that even Darmaraj has spoken dishonestly if he doesn't speak dishonestly they would die in a field. THANKING YOU FRIENDS I AM STUDYING ONLY 10 CLASS HOW MANY POINTS MAY I GEY. THIS MUST BE HONEST.|
|Karthik said: (Oct 23, 2016)|
|It does not pay to be an honest and sincere person in today.|
|Lisa Prince said: (Oct 22, 2016)|
|In today's world, the acceptable norm isn't what's the truth but what's politically correct. Political correctness is rooted in dishonesty, not sensitivity. The basis for any communication isn't rooted on right or wrong. Rather it's grounded in the Pavlovian principle of reward and punishment. Saying the right thing will get you rewarded. Saying the wrong thing will get you punished. People have become so steeped in this that they instinctively learn to not say anything if they know it's going to be something you're not going to like. That's why they'll make commitments they have no intentions of honoring, appointments even if they know they won't be there. Then dodge your calls your emails your texts even turn off their voicemail. And if they feel the person they're dealing with isn't stable. They're. Not going to be truthful with them.
Customer service reps will lie to customers and send them on wild goose chases to get them off the phone. And political correctness has made today's world like navigating thru s land mine. Today you really have to watch your P's and Qs. If you do or say anything someone doesn't like they'll smile in your face and never let you know you've crossed them. But could be your undoing. Saying the right thing could get you that raise or promotion. The wrong thing and precious gets the hose. So people learn to instinctively lie to protect themselves.
|Rupam said: (Oct 18, 2016)|
|It is not necessary to say the truth because if we are eating with our friend's money & his father saw & he said "from where you have brought money" then at that time we should say lie & save our friend. The lie which speaks to save anybody it is not considered lie.|
|Suprabhat said: (Oct 11, 2016)|
|Honesty is good, yeah honestly telling, it is good to some extent but a person knows that after telling a truth it will ruin someone in any sense then it become. Also, we heard from somewhere that honesty is good policy but on the same side it's not the LAW, so it depends on the situation.|
|Deepak Tripathi said: (Oct 7, 2016)|
|FIRST OF ALL, I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANX TO INDIABIX FOR GIVING ME THIS GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPRESS MY OPINION.
Actually, no one in this world is 100% honest. An honest person faces many hurdles on their way.
Nowadays there is no need of honest people. You must have heard that straight trees are cut first.
But terms and condition apply means if you are in the relationship you have to be honest otherwise you will not able to continue your relationship.
A person tries to be more honest they always be in deep water.
The most important thing is that "you must be honest with your nation".
Thanks to my friends & readers. I hope you will satisfy.
|Pragya said: (Oct 6, 2016)|
|I also agree honesty is the best policy ad strictly follow it too. But at times we need to hide our cards. To flourish and to make a say in the society.|
|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.|
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