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 mdlawyer6 years ago
Is honesty the best policy always?
by belleart5 years ago
Is honesty always the best policy??
by blueorpurple6 years ago
Do you believe honesty is the best policy?
by MarieLB23 months 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...
by Nathan Bernardo5 years ago
Is honesty the best policy? If so, why? And with whom is it most important to be honest?
by nifty@507 years ago
Is honesty the best policy?
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