Honesty, where are you?

Indonesia
June 14, 2011 8:45pm CST
It's very difficult to find honest person in our society. Especially, if you grow up in a country where there are so many corrupt people in it. There is no way to speak in the name of honesty. For example, a family was thrown out from their residence because they spoke honestly. A daughter of this family received a message from her teacher who asked her for distributing some answers of a national final test in her school. This answer of the test was seen very important to raise up their school image in public, because every schools in every regions have their own rank based on the national test result of their students. In this case, this young girl had felt it was not a right manner. So she told about this case to her family and her family protested it to the related institution. Well, what was up then? Their neighbors, whose children are the friends of the young girl, were very mad, and they then threw the family away from their village. Wow...it's tragic, right? Honesty, where are you recently? It seems impossible to find a truth in this society. Tell me your opinion about it my friends.
6 responses
• Philippines
15 Jun 11
Being honest has its consequences, especially if you live in a society who priorities compromises and group over individualism. Some people will sacrifice their own family and friends if they feel that it compromises the status quo. In this situation, being honest is like a sword that cuts. People may view as dangerous and would act to retaliate or to protect themselves. But of course, there are some faults in being too honest, like not caring for other people's feelings and being brutal in criticism. I guess it depends in the situation where honesty is used.
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• Indonesia
21 Jun 11
So sad.
• United States
15 Jun 11
I agree that it is difficult to be honest when you live somewhere that has strong negative consequences for being honest. In some cases people will be dishonest because it'll save their lives, and if a person is in a situation where their life is at risk then they may find honestly hardly worth it. What happened to the little girl is very sad. She was trying to do the right thing and was punished for it. I think that there is dishonesty in every society. People lie for all kinds of reasons. I'm in the United States. I think if a little girl had done something like that over here it would have been publicized and people would generally support her for her bravery and honesty. The teacher would have probably been fired as well. It's sad that so many schools are more concerned about their rankings these days than about educating the children.
• Indonesia
21 Jun 11
It supposed to be like your country. I really appreciate it.
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
24 Jun 11
do you want to be surprised???? try go to Japan, and you will see that majority of the people there are all HONEST
@bird123 (10330)
• United States
15 Jun 11
It doesn't matter what everyone else is doing. It's what you do that counts. So what will you do??? Be Honest and be an example to everyone around you. Stand up for what is right no matter what. You might find the people around you will start doing the very same thing. Love everyone unconditionally then gently point them in the right direction. Yes, somehow you already knew what to do.
• Indonesia
21 Jun 11
It's sounds so heroic for me.
@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
15 Jun 11
I appreciate the courage of people like that. I guess, if i were on their shoes, i would do the same too. I want the truth to always come out. In the end, God will side with them, in some other ways.
• Indonesia
21 Jun 11
I still do not understand, why are honest people suffered.
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
24 Jun 11
but try to take a note also that sometimes telling lies can save lives....
• Philippines
16 Jun 11
Honesty had always been scarce, I understand what you're saying because I've just been lied to in the face recently. I was honest with her since we met. Whenever she asked about something, especially about something going on around her like gossips, I always told her the truth. When it was my turn, I asked her something and she lied about it. It was obvious she was lying, I could tell, and she's doing it in front of my face. At that time I felt stupid and decided to act more accordingly (under the radar ). Dishonesty is all over the place and that's one big example of it. I can state more but you already know what exactly I'm pointing out here.