Is honesty the best policy always?

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  1. mdlawyer profile image44
    mdlawyerposted 13 years ago

    Is honesty the best policy always?

  2. Ashantina profile image60
    Ashantinaposted 13 years ago

    In response to your question....... I believe honesty is the best policy. Truth and the acknowledgement, verbalising or expression of truth is what we call Authenticity. And when you are authentic, you are FREE.
    You gotta live with your Self at the end of the day.

  3. BizGenGirl profile image88
    BizGenGirlposted 13 years ago

    In theory, yes. Honesty is the best policy. In practice, it's a lot easier said then done.  This is an age old ponderance, that reaches farther then just in business. It's something that effects every part of you and every person you interact with.... read more

  4. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 13 years ago

    no it's not. sometimes honesty can cause more problems then lying and it can create confusion, hatred and even a violent outcome.

  5. DonDWest profile image70
    DonDWestposted 13 years ago

    Sometimes a little white harmless lie goes a long way. Sad, but true, honesty isn't always the best policy. The slogan in business, "the customer is always right," is an explanation that being honest isn't always the best way to go. If you can't ever say the customer is wrong, even though 99% of the time they're wrong, then in a way you're being dishonest.

  6. JT Walters profile image71
    JT Waltersposted 13 years ago

    The truth comes out and it is best to maintian healthy relationship sto let the truth come out while you are around ot deal with it.  If not it comes out in your death and hurts the ones you love.

  7. Tips guru profile image61
    Tips guruposted 12 years ago

    100% honesty is the best policy. If you thing that sometime it will gain success is not right.......If you be honest you can get all things complicated first but the end It will be heaven .....

  8. woodamarc profile image43
    woodamarcposted 12 years ago

    Typically yes. To cover your lies takes much more effort and you'll have to manage the guilt [if your that type of person];  And if by lying you know it was the wrong thing to do.  However, if the lie will spare a loved ones feelings you'd have to weigh the situation.  And you might consider the backlash if it came back to haunt you later.  I prefer to tell the truth, it's much easier on my soul-spirit.

  9. profile image0
    AMBASSADOR BUTLERposted 12 years ago

    Wisdom and knowledge of what you are dealing with at hand is a must in your every day living on the earth. Do not be a fool. Be cool. Peace out.

  10. puddingicecream profile image68
    puddingicecreamposted 12 years ago

    I don't believe that honesty is always the best policy. White lies are all right, as long as you don't hurt anyone.

  11. uknow profile image60
    uknowposted 12 years ago

    yeah you should be honest but no detailed honest.


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