Honesty is the best policy. Or is it? I believe that you should always be honest, yes the truth may hurt sometimes or it’s not what people want to hear but lies are one of the most poisonous things in the world. This post isn’t an indirect or that much of a rant. Its just a thought that has been in my head based on people in my life’s actions.
To me, a lie is a lie – not matter which way you cook it. However, there are different types of lies. I am not talking about your little daily portion of porkies, I mean ones that have a larger impact on people. But do you tell someone the truth if it’ll hurt them? Even little things like, “Does this suit me?” – when it really doesn’t or “Do you like it?” – when the answer is GOSH NO! You get the gist of what I am trying to say? Like when is it okay to lie? My opinion is never, but as humans I feel that there is a need for it sometimes.
Question, is keeping a secret being dishonest? I would say yes and no. No because something’s are actually better left unsaid, however some secrets are kept because people know that if the truth comes out then something’s behaviour will alter in a way that the “secret keeper” doesn’t want it to. I’m not saying that I’ve never lied or told porkies, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve either told the truth or just said nothing. I just think, why lie. Like if someone asks me a question I don’t want to answer, I’ll just say “I’m not going to answer that”.
Honest is more than not lying. It is telling the truth, speaking the truth, living the truth, and loving the truth.
– James E. Faust –
Being honest is really important to me and I pride myself on making a conscience effort to be honest. Yes, I do still tell little porkies e.g. when someone asks if I am okay and I say yes even though I really am not. No excuses, but that is because I don’t like burdening people with my problems.
This post is a tad scattered. But so are the thoughts in my head sometimes LOL.
Truth and love,