The moral imperative to be honest requires that we speak and act only in a way that creates and justifies trust. An honest person is sincere, tells the truth, does not cheat, does not deceive, does not steal, does not mislead, acts deceitfully or trickily, withholds important information in trust relationships, does not betray the trust of another or betray the trust of another, and is sincere in his intentions.
Honesty is a positive social trait, where we tell the truth, show integrity and be honest with ourselves, others, our family, friends, colleagues - workers, employers, neighbors, colleagues, co-workers, family members and others.
The opposite of this trait is dishonesty, where we can lie, steal or deceive another person or lie and deceive.
No one can stop you from being honest and blunt, but the responsibility lies with you and your responsibility. However, it is possible to be too honest where what you say can hurt your feelings and harm your fellow human beings.
In the eyes of society, this kind of openness and honesty is sometimes a terrible crime, and I hope that you will have the courage to be that honest.
When you begin to build your life on a rock with the cement of faith that good people have in you, you have a real beginning. You become extremely self-confident and grounded when you know that you are always honest with yourself and others, even if it comes at a high price. Because so few people are willing to be brutally authentic, other people see your authenticity and feel attracted to you and forget for a second that they are learning from you because you are a foundation, the rock of honesty and fairness.
Honesty can be a very valuable thing when no one around you is brave enough to give you honest feedback, and if you are, it is an important part of your life.
The ability to be honest even in situations like this is a measure of your integrity, strength and ultimate success.
One way to explore the inner level of true honesty and integrity is to see how much you trust others. If you see the world as you are, you can show more people that they are basically dishonest and that they cannot be trusted. One danger of lying is that not only would you not believe them, but you would also not be believed by others.
Everyone knew Pinocchio would be lying if his nose grew out, but not his eyes and not even his ears.
If honesty seems to be a trait you look for in a person, if you like them as a trait, then I don't think anyone is 100% honest.
Maybe you stretch the truth a little to make the story sound better, because it is second nature and normal, or you don't realize that you often lie. Maybe it is you who is not deliberately lying, but simply telling it as it is, and you commit to saying it even if it makes you unpopular. It's more work to track all your lies because there are so many different ways to tell white lies. You lose friends, you don't get what you want, maybe no one is lying intentionally, only the ones you told.
If you don't know what is right, you can read books about values, listen to others who practice them, and find role models to emulate, or find a role model to emulate. Connect to do the "right thing," even if it's not what you're doing because someone is watching you, not because you're doing it.
Be proud that you can be independent, trustworthy and respectful if you have integrity. People know where to stand with you because they know that you live your life with integrity, not because of what you say or do.
Honesty encourages honesty that improves your relationships and helps you lead a life that is right for you while remaining true to your principles and values. The fact that you are not an honest person does not devalue your worth, even if another person finds out that you have lied to them.
Honesty is a virtue that becomes a habit after years of consistent practice, and the same can be said for dishonesty. Lying is manipulative and no one wants to share their time with someone who is motivated primarily by what suits their own purposes.
Although academic integrity issues are generally about cheating, schools have a responsibility to teach students the importance of honesty as a practical and ethical virtue. In this respect, one would expect that cheating would give educators the opportunity to convey a positive message about honesty and the value of ethical behavior in the classroom. Cheating is most damaging...