Honesty is the Best Policy
Honesty truly is the best policy. Honesty is the foundation of any well-working relationship. Whether it is with parents, friends, or any one else, honesty is important. No relationship can be successful without trust, which is gained from being honest. Many people learn this the hard way, as have I.
I learned this harsh lesson in a way that really made me understand the importance of honesty. It was over the summer going in to my sophomore year. I had just received my driver’s license and I was driving everywhere, hanging out with friends, and taking advantage of being away from my parents. My parents had planned a trip out of town for the weekend and specifically told me not to have anyone over to the house. As I told a few of my friends about the trip and being by myself, we plotted to throw a party. We went through with the plan; we had a few friends over and hung out for awhile. A few of my close buddies spent the night as well. The next day we spent an hour or two cleaning up the house but it still looked quite suspicious. There were a few minor details that I over looked and my parents noticed. I made a few excuses to cover up the situation, but they didn’t completely believe me. The truth finally surfaced; I was in trouble.
As I came clean on the events of that night I could see the trusts diminish from their faces. Before, they had great trust in me and I had many privileges. After the party I had those privileges taken away and my parents were more aware of my actions. The night when the honesty policy truly engraved itself in me was when they told me that the worse part about the ordeal was me lying and trying to cover it up. The actual party itself is just a minor problem because everyone makes mistakes. That night I really grew up as a person. I still make mistakes and bad decisions as everyone else, but the difference is by admitting them, it makes my conscience clear and my parents respect me. The consequences are not as great when you are honest.
Through my experiences with being dishonest, I have learned a great deal about being honest. Being honest only helps bad situations and being dishonest only hurts them. Through honesty I have gained stronger relationships with my friends and family and become a better person. I have concluded that to lead a successful well-rounded life, honesty is the best policy.
Honesty is The Best Policy
It is possible that dishonesty may succeed for a short time, but honesty is sure to succeed better in the long run. This may be seen considering the career of students in schools and colleges, and of men engaged in the business of life. The student who cheats in an examination may, if he escapes detection, gain a few marks more that he would otherwise have got. But what is the probable result? He learns thereby to trust to dishonest means of passing his further examinations, and neglects hard work, the only sure means of success, Guess, even if his dishonesty remains undetected, he is likely to be out stripped by his more honest rival, and in addition he exposes himself to the risk of an ignominious conviction, which will run his reputation and surely wound the hearts of parents and friends.
The effects of dishonesty are much the same in the case of clerks, merchants, government servants and others. They may suddenly make themselves rich by dishonest means. But wealth so obtained is as a rule rapidly squandered, and to regain resource is likely to be had again to new acts of dishonesty. Thus the dishonest man lives all through his life in continual dread that his misdeeds may at any moment be revealed in the light of the day. Success in the beginning of his career only tempts him to become corrupt on a larger scale, and the end is generally disgrace and punishment.
So far we have been considering the question merely from the point of view of material success, and have seen that the dishonest man is very unlikely to succeed in life. But even if by some rare chance he should manage to escape detection to the end and die famous and wealthy, he must nevertheless all through his life suffer pain through fear of detection and consciousness of his own baseness. Had he been an honest man, he would probably have won still more wealth and honor in the eyes of the world, and would have been spend the reproaches of a guilty conscience.
Essay No. 2
Honesty is the Best Policy
Here is an old saying that we should always tell the truth because that way we don’t have to remember what we said. Honesty is virtue.
At one time or another ,you might find yourself in a situation that requires you to tell one or two lies to avoid trouble. For some people, being honest is not that easy and such people might find themselves lying almost every day. Honesty is the best policy because no matter how good you are at telling lies, the truth will always come out.
Honest people are respected and trusted upon because they are known to stand by their truth. Without honesty, the world would be a bad and sad place to live in. people who constantly lie not only lose their friends, but their reputation sine no one likes to associate with dishonest characters.
It’s important to always tell the truth because this way we will lead a good and upright life. Some of the dishonest acts are telling lies, cheating, corruption and smuggling. If all of us can stay away from these acts the world, would be a better place where we all will live in harmony and trust each other
Honesty is an important virtue that we should all aim to have. It helps to steer us in the right direction in life and helps us avoid criminal activities. An honest person is of good character and lives a satisfied and contented life because his conscious is clear.
An honest person’s character is dignified and graceful. You may achieve what you want by lying, but your actions will always haunt you. Be honest and everything will turn out well for you and you will come to realize that truly.