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?
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.
Honesty is usually good, but not always. Sometimes lying to someone is better than the truth. I like to call those "white lies".
by mdlawyer 6 years ago
Is honesty the best policy always?
by belleart 6 years ago
Is honesty always the best policy??
by blueorpurple 7 years ago
Do you believe honesty is the best policy?
by Nathan Bernardo 6 years ago
Is honesty the best policy? If so, why? And with whom is it most important to be honest?
by Rodric Anthony Johnson 6 years ago
Honestly is the best policy. When is honestly a sin?Have you even been told something that really hurts or said something just because you know it will have an intense affect on a person though it is true. When is it a sin to be honest about a situation?
by MarieLB 2 years ago
Do you believe honesty is the best policy?. . . .more. . Is it, in your opinion ALWAYS so? Would you stick with that maxim if the stakes were high and you had a good chance of getting away with it, OR do you think that is all hogwash and is used to control the naive ?
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