Honesty is it always the best policy?


Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself.
William Shakespeare quotes

When is it ok to tell a white lie?

Some say if it prevents the other person from getting hurt…however, at least for me, I feel dishonesty will eventually catch up to you.

Karma’s a bitch ain’t it?

It’s never ok to lie.  Yet most of us have told a white lie in order to save face or prevent hurt feelings.  From something as simple as telling an individual they look nice in an outfit you yourself wouldn’t be caught dead in, to committing an act you know could end the relationship if found out.

If you live your life with integrity if you are a man or woman of your word then people will come to trust you even if they feel what you have to say might hurt them. But it’s also finding a way to be diplomatic about it…and of course depending on the situation, if simply being upfront (not untactful) is the answer.

To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful.

Edward R. Murrow quotes

 

Having integrity means doing the right thing because it’s right.  When you live with integrity you live with sincerity and people will commend you for it.  When you are a habitual liar in the end you might find yourself doubting your own self-worth and end up quite lonely.

Not saying we have to pussy foot around people’s feelings but having a decent “emotional IQ” is healthy for any type of relationship.

All I can say is imagine if the shoe was on the other foot and your partner, friend, relative was habitually lying to you (doesn’t matter what it is)….how would that make you feel?

Would you be able to trust them?

Would you want to?

Could you live with yourself?

Never live your life in pretense.

You won’t like the outcome.

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