please give a SHORT AND SWEET speech on the policy of HONESTY.

Dear Shrey

This question is to test your creative thought and writing ability. Please refer to the points given below to construct your own creative piece

>honesty is an act of courage--to tell what is right and to stand for everything that is right--in all situations

>honesty is to never bow down to pressures to commit injustice with anyone or anything.

>honesty is to make decisions after seeking thorough knowledge regarding the truth in any situation 

>honesty is not merely being honest to others--but to the self--of never telling a lie--of never stealing--of never taking undue privileges--of never taking bribes

>honesty is equally important--inside the house--and outside in the world.

>An honest person is the right person--and honesty is the best virtue in a woman's/man's character.

Hope this helps. Best.

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 Generally, honesty is the best policy in any situation. Some people are very reliable and they hate those who tell lies for any reason. Other people accept “white lies” when situation arises, even if they usually do not like lying. I strongly agree that being honest is the most important consideration in a relationship. 

During our childhood, our parents teach us one of the greatest human values: always telling the truth. Based on this, parents can help us resolve life problems, and we build a strong familial relationship with them. For example, lying or omitting the truth towards our parents, leads us getting in trouble or even in life threatening situations. Sometimes might be too late for them to help us, even if they try hard to do as much as possible to get us out of the problems. Besides, lies lead to other lies at sooner or latter we will be discovered. Consequently, parents may lose their trust in us, and they will doubt almost everything we are going to do or to say for a long time, even if they will continue to love us no matter what.

Likewise, during adulthood, in any professional relationship being honest is extremely important. Lying in any form may put in danger our colleagues, firm, or our career. In addition, getting bad references will mark our professional future forever. Being reliable is an important professional quality.

Furthermore, being an honest person is awfully significant in any long term relationship, such as a friendship or a marriage relation. To illustrate, a trustful human being will have many real friends to count on in difficult times, but also to just hang out. Similarly, a marriage is based mostly on trust, respect, and communication, besides love. If one of the partners is cheating at any moment, this will put a strain on their relation or will lead to divorce.

In summary, trust is built up throughout our lives. Telling a lie at any moment can hurt 
someone’s feelings and destroy a relationship. Dishonesty may affect our friendships, career, or marriage. Telling the truth may be difficult sometimes, but this the right way to do

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 Honesty is the best policy in international relations, interpersonal relations, labor, business, education, family and crime control because truth is the only thing that works and the only foundation on which lasting relations can build. (Ramsey Clark)



Respect in its highest form

This is the most important chapter of the book. You can do many of the things I suggest here – have a positive attitude, form good habits, laugh, be thankful, set goals, motivate yourself, work hard, be self-disciplined, use time wisely, etc. – but you’ll never be truly successful unless everything you do is under girded with honesty and integrity. You’ll never know peace of mind and you’ll never enjoy feelings of self-worth unless truthfulness is deeply imbedded in your character. If you don’t learn anything else from reading this book, it’s my most sincere wish and most fervent prayer that you understand this great truth: honesty always was, is now, and always will be, the best policy.


I don’t mean to sound like one of the "fire and brimstone" preachers of the Puritan era, threatening you with the burning fires of hell if you tell a lie. But I do want to try to convince you, with all the passion I have, that honesty is the most essential ingredient of real success. In the previous chapter I said that respect was the foundation upon which good people build their lives. The cornerstone, the first and most indispensable piece of that foundation, is honesty. It’s respect in its highest form.


Why am I so impassioned about honesty? Because it took me too long to realize that honesty was the missing piece in my own search for success and personal fulfillment. I had most of the other pieces, but not the one on which they were all dependent. I wasn’t a compulsive liar, an embezzler or a thief; I just wasn’t honest in all things. Like many others, I had the attitude that "everybody’s doing it." So I did it, too. Somehow, being a little bit dishonest was OK. But also like others, I was kidding myself. I made the slow and painful discovery that there’s no such thing as being a little bit dishonest. It was then that I made a conscious decision to be as honorable as I could in all things. It was a life-changing choice, one I wish I would have made much earlier. But at least I had several more years in which to experience the richness of an honest life. Some people never do. That’s why if I could pass on only one thing to my own sons and other young people, it would be this: If you genuinely want to succeed in life, honesty isn’t just the best policy; it’s the only policy.



The meaning of integrity

The key to being or becoming an honest person lies in understanding the meaning of integrity and its relationship to honesty. The two words are often interchangeably, but integrity is a broader term. In regard to human nature, it means being complete. It comes from the word integral, which means whole or undivided. It’s defined in Webster’s as "essential to completeness." To have integrity is to be a complete person – honest and with consistently high moral standards. To live without integrity is to be an incomplete human being. Dishonesty retards both our personal and social development. It causes us to fall short of realizing our full potential for lives with inner peace, feelings of self-worth, and healthy relationships.


Schweitzer wrote that we can’t have "reverence for life" unless we develop a personal code of ethics which includes honesty and truthfulness in all our dealings with other people. He says only after we develop this kind of integrity can we "feel at home in this world" and be truly effective in it. Honesty, in Schweitzer’s view, is the most basic element in the personalities of people who have a genuine respect for life.



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 Why honesty is such a struggle

One of the most honest persons I’ve ever known recently said to me, "I struggle with honesty every day of my life." I was both surprised and curious at his remark, so we ended up having a long talk about it. I went away from that discussion realizing that all of us are caught in a battle between right and wrong, good and evil. They’re life forces that have been around since the beginning of time, and it’s impossible to escape being in the middle. That’s exactly where we were placed, and we’re choosing between them every day.



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