Folks, do you have what it takes to be a great partner in life, best friend, leader, and so and so forth? If you look deep down yourself, would you find the "best policy" in you? Do you believe in honesty as the best policy? But before answering this question, you have to at least define honesty in its deeper sense.
Honesty (as for many) is when you say nothing but the truth.
I, myself agree to that because primarily, that’s the very simple and easiest way to understand the word. But if we would go deeper, honesty, as tested by act, the only real measure of honesty is action. It is very easy to say that you're telling truth but your actions prove otherwise. Our actions never lie and they can really "speak".
Honesty starts in the heart. If you have a clean and sincere heart, it would directly separate you from all the things that give you the opportunity to lie.
To say that you're honest your whole life and that you've never lied.. EVER, that's already a lie. Each and every one of us has lied... some time, some where.. about what we did or didn't do, about our whereabouts, about our friends and our families, about our age, about our weight.. and the list goes on.
Honesty is just not about "telling the truth" but "feeling the truth", as well. If you're not being honest about what you said.. you don't mean it.. you say one thing, but mean another.. then there is no honesty. You're simply covering the truth with sugar-coated words.
"Honesty is the best policy", the wise men say. Being honest and telling the truth gives you peace of mind, helps you gain the trust of people around you and it keeps innocent people from being wrongfully-blamed. It is pretty easy to say that you're being honest. But as my guest blogger has stated, the real measure of honesty is action.
"Honesty" is being truthful. But it is also being sincere, trustworthy and fair. Everybody lies, yes. And the truth hurts, most of the time. But it's better to tell people the hard truth than to let them believe in a lie.
"Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it." - Emily Dickinson
About the Blogger:
My guest blogger is Mommy Razz. A Filipina. She hails from Marawi City, Philippines. She loves to read the Quran and the Twilight books. She's also a very big fan of Filipina actress, Sharon Cuneta. She's a very cool mom and she's always "online". You could follow her on Twitter. Username: @inzar. Please visit her blog Welcome To My World and read her great posts.