The most direct way I can think of to answer that is well, honest people never expect to be undercut. Or if they do it, they'll cling to their integrity while they are being taken for every penny they have.
Think of every great achievment mankind has supposedly made. How many inventions are we told were invented by one person, only to learn later on that they were actually ripped off from somoene else?
In the end, Honesty is a product of ideals, hopes and dreams. It's the armor you carry with you when you've failed so that you can tell people, "Well at least I was honest about it."
Success in any field has always been off of the blood and sweat of others. It's a sad fact, but it's true.
"Ignorance is bliss," an honest and intelligent person who understands how the system ACTUALLY works rarely wishes to actively participate in it. Because the genuine honest person often finds himself/herself on the fringes of society, it's difficult to take actions that can have profound enough consequences to make a difference.
Its not that honest people fail, its that they are often exploited by others and do nothing to prevent it. I for one am honest but will end you if you steal my work or blame me for something that isn't my fault. It's because the odds are stacked against the honest person trying to eek out a living. They are swindled and can't don anything about it. They are undercut by the justice system and can do nothing about it. They are attacked openly with violence, but can do something about that, and that is grab a Glock.
by Motown2Chitown 5 years ago
To believers and unbelievers alike - what makes you respect someone whose religious beliefs are entirely different from yours - to the point that you find them silly or nonsensical? Beyond respect even, what makes you willing to befriend that person?
by jaydawg808 22 months ago
Is it better to lie than to hurt someone's feelings for being honest?
by Flowering Heart 2 years ago
Why do people disguise who they reaaly are, why do people lie, is it possible to be 100% honest?Lying does it exist because of that fear of rejection takes over our very being, is it because we do not trust anyone truly. In life would things be turned upside down if you would simply never make...
by Virgil Newsome 6 years ago
The word threat is tossed about these forums like a garden salad. I recall back in the '80s when AIDS was first discovered that the medical community warned junkies about using dirty needles. According the the definition thrown about these forums, the medical community...
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