Are You A Honest Person? Do People Trust You?

India
May 6, 2009 10:32am CST
Are you honest and always tell the truth. Honesty is admired by everyone around. while dishonesty is condemned. To get respect from others you ought to be honest. If you want to get success in any field of your life, you must be honest. Study and job also goes with the same. If you are honest with your work, you will get the success and good marks and increments. Always Remember, Honesty is the best policy. What do you think of being honest?
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40 responses
• India
7 May 09
its ...very difficult to tell the truth..when something we can't afford to say.. this is very intellectual u know no is going to tell the truth now a days..this is because every one has to defend their life..every one is going to have act before every person..this is true..just a word to tell every one is ready to tell a lie instead off trying to say truth... one thing i want to remember truth is something which we can't let them happen..we have to believe and to say...
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@jdyrj777 (6556)
• United States
7 May 09
I agree honesty is the best policy. Once i discover a liar its really hard to believe that one again. Ya never know if they are telling the truth or not. Trust is lost.
@cieldz (711)
• Indonesia
6 May 09
hmmm.... i will never say that im a totally honest person cos i make a lot of lies too...just like bo bennet said "for every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth"...and u can know if someone lie to u or not... no one can lie, no one can hide anything, when he looks directly into someone's eyes... ^^
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
6 May 09
I want to think that i am a very honest person.But this don t help me to much, be sure. Sometimes peoples don t want to hear the true, they want to hear what they want to hear. "lie to me but lie nicely". Of course are circumstances in life when we can say the truth. But in this ocasions, i don t say a lie...just i avoid to answer. My parents teach me that all time i must to say the true. And i listen to them. I am very honest, in special in important things from my life. And i hate liers, i hate they so much, who lie to me once...maybe i will give him second chance, but never more. humans withaut honour are just nowbady.just 0.
• India
7 May 09
Ye we all think the same, we are extremely honest person. If people don't want to listen to the truth and speaking truth will defame you then you must, for a moment, speak to what they want to hear. Avoiding can not always be possible. In a staff meeting we generally can't speak out the truth as it will create whole mess there and we might be thrown out of there. My parents taught me how to respond to the situation. But if your lie gives some happiness to a crying person, then i sometimes lie. Do it dis-honor me? Is it good?
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
7 May 09
Just think...if somebody have cancer, and you must lie, because he will lose the hope and can t fight with this illness....what you will do? I WILL LIE FOR SURE!! CALL ME LIER IF YOU CAN!
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
6 May 09
Welcome to myLot Deepak_Online and I hope you stay in myLot will be a long one! Honesty, in my opinion, is always the right thing. It may sometimes seem that those who are dishonest are getting more satisfaction out of life than others but that ends when they get caught. They lose their dignity, their friends and sometimes even their family. I have been dishonest but it was a case of being cruel to be kind. I was in hospital some five years ago and was diagnosed with something awful. I never told my mother to this day and just as well I didn't because the tests proved to be wrong. She would have worried for nothing but I never even told her afterwards when it was all sorted out as she would never have believed me again. When someone I know is dishonest but then turns a page over I give them a second chance, just one, they don't get another. I have something written in my profile that says: 'Lies are not a necessary part of life. They certainly have nothing to do with friendship. They can cause great pain ...and disappointment too.' Good luck and I hope you will have an honest future ahead
• India
7 May 09
yes friend definitely i will stay long till you keep commenting on my discussions. :-) when they are caught they lose everything. Friends try to avoid them. family stop trusting them. I also do the same that is giving myself a second chance. just one chance and we have to succeed in that its self. I completely agree, lies aren't that necessary, we shouldn't lie to friends. as they cause immense pain. but still i believe if someone gets benefit by your lie, then you should take a chance. Don't you think so?
@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
7 May 09
Only if it is absolutely necessary, like the example I said in my response
@Ozarkgirl (774)
• United States
6 May 09
I agree and yes I always try to be as honest as possible even if the truth does hurt.
• India
6 May 09
There are some incidents in ones life when the truth is bitter one. when we think seriously whether to tell the truth or think about our benefit. Because at times our benefit doesn't lies in telling the truth. At such times we are in a dilemma, what to say and what not to say. Such times comes in generally everyone's life. Do you have any such incident to tell our friends? share with us, we will be glad to know.
• Canada
6 May 09
I agree with you there the truth may sometimes hurt but I believe that lies can hurt even more sometimes!
@cindyhxf (1447)
• China
7 May 09
to be honest,i think people is not alway keep honest heart to every things and everybodys.why? cause people don't want to hurt other by small things they always wanted to tell small good lie to that sad person.it is sure the lie is not against rule.
• India
7 May 09
sometimes lie keep near or dear feel good, but you may notice that one single lie get raises many more lies which cannot be tolerated...
@net_ankit (643)
• India
6 May 09
Ya I am totally agree with you honesty & trust is the big points between two persons realtionship, It brings respect from people who trust on our honesty. I am always try to honest in my work. Well, If you see another side today in the world I am feeling many many peoples are dishonest, Like you see many internet scams, fraud by companies.
• United States
7 May 09
Yea i know what u mean
@akumei1269 (1750)
• India
6 May 09
I don't think it applies to all situations indiscriminately. However, everybody's utmost effort should be to behave honestly. But the nobleness of the goal should be given priority. Even, Sri Krishna resorted to this policy. Had he behaved indiscriminately honestly the result of the Kurukshetra war would have been different.Had honesty been given top priority, USA might have not been involved in the WW-II and the result might have been different.
• India
6 May 09
yes i have said the same above, truth doesn't apply to all the situations indiscriminately. We must be honest to our souls. Had i told my mum at that time the truth, i would have degraded my image in her eyes. also she would have scolded me and stopped giving me pocket money. I completely agree to you. We follow the steps taken by god as God is the Supreme power. Even God told us how to behave if such problems arise in our life. I think i have done the right thing at that point of time. I also had the final goal in my mind and i was fully honest to it. what do you think?
@cainam (493)
• Philippines
13 May 09
i actually think that being honest is one of my greatest asset.
• Italy
13 May 09
I cant say much about myself but all my friends says that i am the most honest person and they fully trust me. I agree 100% that honesty is the best policy.
@applefreak (3131)
• Singapore
10 May 09
i'd like to think that i'm a honest person. i don't like to be lied to so i don't lie to others. also, i have to really care about someone to lie to him/her. if not, why should i go to all that trouble to lie? however, honesty is some times over-rated i think. some people go around hurting everyone with their bluntness and call it honesty. like saying a fellow colleague's new hair-do exceptionally ugly and say he/she is just being honest. i think a 'it doesn't really suit you' will do the job too.
@MsTickle (24993)
• Australia
9 May 09
I believe in honesty...always in all ways. One of my ex partners used to make up stories all the time. He'd start with a truth and embellish it to make the story better. He was quite entertaining and I enjoyed his stories very much but after a while I realised that those that had known him longer than I realised he was bullshytting and weren't impressed. I realised that he could make a lie out of something commonplace and he would believe his own lie. I found this a bit strange and after a while I found his dishonesty annoying. It was no longer entertaining, I found I could not believe him always and I was often left wondering if he was lying to me...turned out he was. He wrote a couple of excellent stories about his work as a phone company linesman and trouble shooter....no artist, he even illustrated them brilliantly. Perhaps if he had taken his writing further he would not have felt the need to embellish his day to day dealings with others. Dishonesty can damage all relationships.
@smileonstar (4013)
• United States
8 May 09
Honest is my best ability. I love to do think right with people and make sure I am honest with them, especially money. Not a penny would take if they gave over. Sometimes, it is hard to tell other people to be honest with you. I believe if they born with it then it will comes with it, if not then it doesn't matter what you say, they are still the same .
@chiepao (718)
• Philippines
8 May 09
HOnesty= trust = lots friends = happy life :D dishonesty = mistrust/ doubts on you = less friends = not so happy life... :| If a person would really want to live a life with no worries about the people around him.. honesty is the only way :) I could say I'm an honest person.. but I confess, since not all people are perfect.. I do tell some white lies.. like my sister asked if she's getting bigger everyday.. i would say sometimes say no.. even if the truth is she really is.. I just told her that for her own sake.. she has an illness and shouldn't cut her meals.. xD happy mylotting :D
@gemini_rose (16194)
8 May 09
I am a very honest person, always tell the truth, never go around gossiping about anyone whom I class as a friend I have total respect for everyones private lives etc but you know it is not always appreciated. Not where I live anyway, because I am the way I am I dont fit in!!! Most of the people where I live are twofaced and liars!!! But never mind I would rather be the way I am and friendless than be a horrible lying gossip anyday!!
@indahfth (11173)
• Indonesia
8 May 09
to be honest the very difficult. I want honest to anyone. but circumstances force me to a little fabrication. I had to say things that are not actually to my brother. money on my brother study. I said the money for college is the money I work. but actually I borrow the money from the bank. I did not actually say because he does not want to lecture if I can not afford to pay. so I had to lie for my brother. I think lie for good, its'ok
@csrobins (1125)
• United States
8 May 09
Peopel who don't know me very well trust me a lot because I have a lot of qualities and personality characteristics people attribute to good an dhonest like quiet natured, soft spoken, sweet, diplomatic. But people who know me know I have a tendency to be sneaky and I have had a hard time gaining their trust because of sneaky (not lying) but decieving things I have done in the past. But people who know me the best know I really do want to be honest and am trustworthy and have a good heart.
@idowrite72 (2214)
• United States
7 May 09
I am an honest person and think that it is the most important trait that people should have. If you aren't honest than how can anyone trust you in anything. I find it difficult to believe anything someone says if they are dishonest with me even one time. It is one thing that I look for when I want to make a friendship with someone. I think that I am trusted, but find that I do not trust others very easily. They have to earn my trust.
@smartjack (521)
• India
7 May 09
yes i am a honest person and people do trust me a lot