Is honesty the best policy, when it comes to various things?

  1. ProCW profile image81
    ProCWposted 6 years ago

    Is honesty the best policy, when it comes to various things?

    If so, do we tell children about certain holiday characters that don't really exist and do we let them know to be honest when talking about such things to other children? Is being honest with others the same as being honest with yourself? Would governing bodies that are honest be 100% transparent? Is it alright to embellish your skills and experience on a job application? If you keep a secret, are you honest? How different are the little white lies from fudging a little and the flat-out whoppers? What's your philosophy?

  2. NathanielZhu profile image72
    NathanielZhuposted 6 years ago

    Choose the best option for the situation.
    For example - If Hitler's SS were to check every house for Jews, do you think it is the best policy for the house keepers to be honest? Probably not.

    Being honest may cause problems is some situations, but the important question here is whether or not the benefits of telling the truth outweigh the benefits of lying (or the consequence [short term and long term] of lying is greater than the truth.


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    vinsanityposted 6 years ago

    Honesty is usually good, but not always. Sometimes lying to someone is better than the truth. I like to call those "white lies".