Let us be frank.
Let us be even brutally frank.
Is it possible to be honest 100%, throughout in your life ?
Are we honest with ourselves, or with our friends ?
Are we honest in our business or dealings ?
Are we honest with our colleagues ?
Are we honest with our spouses and children ?
Can you count the number of times,you lied so far ?
We lie to our children when they are, say between 2 to 7 yrs that storks bring children ,Tooth Fairy or Father Christmas ,or telling a person on death bed not to worry and that he/she going to live longer etc.( of course with good intention to encourage the person)…just a few examples
we continue to lie each and every day to others, depending upon the situations and circumstances.This is a kind of ‘Escapism’ or ‘Giving Excuses’
Many a time we lie because we don’t want to embarrass.
You may also lie so as not to hurt others or may lie to get the things done.
What about ‘plagiarism’ ?
So lying is part and parcel of our life and you can’t separate the two.
Honesty hence not necessarily be the best policy, in certain situations.
What is your take ? Please share your views.
“No such thing as a man willing to be honest-that would be like a blind man willing to see” F.Scott Fitzgerald