Is Honesty Always the Best Policy?
“Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice deceiving.”- Walter Scott
Do you know that to be honest, even in the face of embarrassment and hurt, can actually build trust and dependability?
I know it’s not always that easy: the consequences of honesty sometimes prevent the telling of truth. Boy! Those consequences are, every so often, frightening.
Yet, whichever way you look at it, being secretive or lying out of fear and insecurity is not really a good idea, for nothing beats honesty – although it sometimes requires a truckload of courage.
As Laura Wilder puts it, “The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasure; to have courage when things go wrong.”