Sunday, April 6, 2014

Is Honesty Always The Best Policy ?

Hey Peeps.

Look who kicked her writers block. This girl :)
*I know you can't see it, but I was pointing at myself*

Anyway, I wanted to talk about one of the values that we are instilled with at a young age;
HONESTY.

I pretty sure we've all heard the phrase "Honesty is the best policy" but I'm willing to challenge that statement by saying I don't think that is always the case.

As much as we hate to admit it, there are numerous occasions where admitting the truth will only cause more harm than good. Take this scenario for instance: Your sister is dating a guy and you happen to find out that the guy is cheating on her. You know for a fact that she is head over heels for this guy. Question, do you tell her about scumbag boyfriend, thereby breaking her heart into a million little pieces...Or do you keep it to yourself ?

Keep in mind, not telling the full truth is the same as telling a lie. No matter how you spin it, a lie is a lie. White lies, overly exaggerated truths, plagiarisms or down right bold faced lies are all the same. Because  *say it all together now*
"A LIE IS A LIE" 
but is the truth all that much better?

Frankly I don't think honesty is all it's cracked up to be. Then again I guess it wasn't ever meant to be that way.On the one hand, I don't think it'd be best to go out into the world and bold face lie to people. But at the same time its very disheartening to realize the truth wont always set you free.

I guess not everything can be black and white.


4 comments:

  1. hmm, that's an interesting thought. If I was dating someone who was cheating on me & a friend knew though I'd definitely want to know, because in the long run it will only make things harder if I stay with a dude who's cheating. Likewise, I'd probably tell my sister as well to save her later angst. (no need for this dude to bring in all kinds of std's and things into the house if she could have left him earlier).
    but for some situations too i think being completely honest only makes things worst. like if you rob a bank, and your friends ask where you been. if you tell them, they an accessory and now you & your squad off to jail if you caught cuz they a part of it now.

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    1. Haha well you kinda took my thoughts to the extreme with the whole bank robbing thing but yeah that was basically my train of thought too

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  2. Wow, this really made me think. It's a great question. Is it better to tell the truth and have someone get hurt or lie to save them the heartache. I guess, taking the cheating scenario, if my sister knew that the guy I was dating was cheating on me, and didn't tell me, I'd probably feel kinda hurt and betrayed. But if she told me, I'd be really hurt and heartbroken. Then I'd probably have a harder time trusting guys later. Or if your friend is wearing something absolutely atrocious, they ask you if they look good, and you tell them they look nice, they're going to be hurt when someone tells them they look awful. Which is better?
    For me personally, I'll value the truthful person's opinion more than the person who lies to me. I'd rather be hurt and know that the person is telling me the truth than not be able to trust a friend because I don't know if they're telling me the whole truth or not.
    Wow! Long comment! Sorry 'bout that. :P

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    1. Yeah I think it's better in the long run to be truthful but it just seems as though the short run (hurting people's feelings) make people want to lie most of the times. And don't worry about the long comment lol I like to hear everyone's thoughts :)

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