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The Best Policy

  • Date Submitted: 07/04/2012 09:15 PM
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Generally, honesty is the best policy in any situation. Some people are very reliable and they hate those who tell lies for any reason. Other people accept “white lies” when situation arises, even if they usually do not like lying. I strongly agree that being honest is the most important consideration in a relationship.

During our childhood, our parents teach us one of the greatest human values: always telling the truth. Based on this, parents can help us resolve life problems, and we build a strong familial relationship with them. For example, lying or omitting the truth towards our parents, leads us getting in trouble or even in life threatening situations. Sometimes might be too late for them to help us, even if they try hard to do as much as possible to get us out of the problems. Besides, lies lead to other lies at sooner or latter we will be discovered. Consequently, parents may lose their trust in us, and they will doubt almost everything we are going to do or to say for a long time, even if they will continue to love us no matter what.

Likewise, during adulthood, in any professional relationship being honest is extremely important. Lying in any form may put in danger our colleagues, firm, or our career. In addition, getting bad references will mark our professional future forever. Being reliable is an important professional quality.

Furthermore, being an honest person is awfully significant in any long term relationship, such as a friendship or a marriage relation. To illustrate, a trustful human being will have many real friends to count on in difficult times, but also to just hang out. Similarly, a marriage is based mostly on trust, respect, and communication, besides love. If one of the partners is cheating at any moment, this will put a strain on their relation or will lead to divorce.

In summary, trust is built up throughout our lives. Telling a lie at any moment can hurt
someone’s feelings and destroy a relationship. Dishonesty may affect...


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