Should there be a limit to HONESTY????

@vesuvius (1677)
March 15, 2007 9:25pm CST
Since childhood, many of us have been taught to be honest at all times, in fact an adage would suggest: 'Honesty is the best policy..'. However, I believe there should in fact a limit to honesty - because sometimes, so much honesty brings out bad results.. Maybe many of us would no that... It's sometimes difficult making these two notions jive.. What's your comment on this? B-)
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@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
25 Mar 07
Honesty should go hand in hand with responsibility and not hurting somebody. I could honestly say that I am not honest all the time because there are lots of situations wherein I have to be less informative and not divulge everything because I have to protect some interests, policies and even some persons.
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@valmiki9 (1171)
• India
16 Mar 07
Read the teachings of Socrates. According to him speking truth is not always a right thing.When your speaking would hurt some one you better not speak or tell a lie. Socrates gave the example of a mother feeding a child promising to give the moon.This is a lie but the mother has to some how make the child to take food for his survival.a commander assures his soldiers of a additional troop coming to their support to keep up the morale of his soldiers when no help is expected to come. This is a necessity in war here honesty will cause a moral collapse
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@kurtbiewald (2628)
• United States
16 Mar 07
it brings out bad results in the short run sometimes, when people are hiding things or being deceptive in the long run it helps to understand what is happening and then to make better decisions think if a company annual report was all lies the next year they would make bad decisions, since the data was lies
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