Honesty Is The Root of Being Great In Life

Honesty is the greatest of all virtues in man's life. Honesty can bring almost all the qualities in one's life. This quality is appreciated and evaluated at the very first place among other qualities. It contributes more than other anything else to build up the career as well as the overall development of a student. In one word, it is the quality that is most needed for being a good human being and eventually a good citizen. That’s why it is important to possess the virtue of honesty within you. As there is a saying “honesty is the best policy”. Indeed, it is the best of the policies. Here we will discuss about the different advantages of being honesty and its effect in life.

Advantages of Honesty:

When a child is being raised up, there are hardly any parents in the world who do not teach social values to their child. Among these values, honesty is the quality that is most needed. In fact, without honesty, no other virtues can be completed. Let’s illustrate this with an example. If you want to be a truthful person, then you must practice speaking truth. But if you are not honest enough, then you will not be hesitated to tell lies at situations where speaking the truth will create difficulties for you. If you do this just for once, there is every possibility that you will continue this malpractice throughout your whole life. Just see that due to lack of honesty, you cannot even be a truthful person! This applies all the other good virtues of human being such as modesty, trustworthy, disciplined, punctual and all the other qualities. If you go to the root of all these qualities, you will find that honesty is there.

Evaluation of Honesty:

Honesty is elevated in home, school, college, market, business center and in every public place. The true happiness and prosperity of man entirely depends on it. It ennobles one's character and gives one a high position in society. Honesty works in achievements of a man. An honest man gets permanent respect and honor throughout his life. It works like an active agent in the progress of life. Many rewards are given to the great personalities for their honesty. It is learned not only from home, school and college but also from nature. Falsehood and trickery remain for a short time but honesty exists even after the death of a man. If cannot be compared to any practically achieved object, it is more than simplicity, punctuality and truthfulness. As said earlier, all these qualities cannot be completed without the presence of honesty. If you see the history of the world, you will see that persons and nations who have evaluated honesty in the appropriated manner have reached the apex of success. And those who have misevaluated these kinds of persons have been destroyed even if they were in superior position. We are saying this because there are many countries of the world where the candid persons are not given their deserved positions. Rather they are given punishment for their candid behavior as they are the ones who are the good ones amongst the crowd of bad people.

Honesty in Life:

Honesty may not make one rich but it brings peace in mind. The mind remains active in presence of honesty. An honesty man knows the definition of cruelty, falsehood and trickery but this never come in his practical life for temporary benefits. He or she cannot commit a little vice. All the religions teach us to be the honest, the great man are also engaged for this purpose but true achievement is not achieved till. It gives us ample opportunities to shine in life. Many men in the world have become great clinging to honesty throughout their life.
The importance of honesty is a beggar description. It is the root of being great in life. It may lead the whole world to peace and happiness, so the habit of practicing honesty should be formed from childhood. But it is a matter of great regret that honesty is not mentioned in our daily activities. We must have the cherish honesty for the betterment of ourselves, our nation and country.

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The Road Can Be Difficult But You Will Win At Last:

In the present context of the world, it is very hard to persist with honesty throughout your life. It is because around yourself, you will find most of the people being dishonest. In such an environment, your candid behavior will obviously will be a huge headache for those persons. The road will be a pretty difficult one for you. But always remember one thing for sure. If you can persist with your candid behavior, at the end you will win. You can see this from the history. Those who have persisted with candid virtue have come out with flying colors. On the contrary those who are at your opposite position can be successful at the preliminary stages but in the long run, they will be the ultimate losers.

So if you want to be really great in your life, then persist with honesty and you will surely achieve your goal.

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sweetie1 5 years ago from India

Hi breathing,

No doubt honesty is a great virtue but i beg to differ, not all honest men are respected. There are countless honest men who in power mostly put undue objections on other people files just to show they are honest. Well I have seen this happen many a times. Also there are times when religion tells you to be dishonest like there was a saint in forest worshipping god and a man comes to him and ask him to hide as there are robbers behind him who would not only rob him but also kill him. So he ask him to hide in his hut. Soon robbers came and asked if he has seen a guy here and saint said i can not be dishonest and lie so he tells them he is hiding inside. They kill him and take his money. God on this got furious and told the saint this was a big sin and for this i would keep you in hell for ever ..


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breathing 5 years ago from Bangladesh Author

sweetie1, you have given me a great comment.thanks a lot..


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2uesday 5 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday.

Your topic is well explained in this hub, the line - "Honesty may not make one rich but it brings peace in mind." is so true and the world would be a better place if more could understand this. Thank you for sharing this voted up and beautiful.


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breathing 5 years ago from Bangladesh Author

Thank you very much 2useday for your comment...


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PegCole17 12 months ago from Dallas, Texas

I agree that telling the truth and being honest is the right thing to do. I also agree with Sweetie1 that sometimes being honest brings disrespect to the truthful person, in particular, when the message is not palatable or popular.


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vespawoolf 10 months ago from Peru, South America

You're right that it's not easy to be honest and you must stand alone. Honesty is the best policy!


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Peggy W 9 months ago from Houston, Texas

There is a good reason why some sayings like "Honesty is the best policy" are taught apparently worldwide. The example given above of someone being killed because the saint could not tell a lie is extreme. Naturally in a case like that, a lie could be forgiven. Overall...and in most cases, honesty is definitely the best policy and the world would be a better place if most people were honest.

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