Does honesty pay?
July 10, 2010 5:27am CST
Yes, in my case it has paid me. Basically, I was a Vigilance Officer. For a few years, I was also a Security Officer in an Industrial undertaking. I had enough opportunity to earn from bad elements which is known as bribe or commission. In fact, I was given open hints for such type of easy money. It could have gone un-noticed as I was also head of the department. But God was always watching me. My father always taught me 'to earn honestly and spend lavishly'. This was also my principle. I feel proud that my entire service of 36 years, was unblemished without a black spot. I retired peacefully and fully satisfied. In what manner God responded and what He did for me and my family? Everything. My both sons are well placed and their family lives are quite satisfactory. I always say 'this is what I have earned'. Money is always immaterial to me and my family. And we really enjoy our lives. I only wish that corruption is eating our society and worst affected are poor people. If we all join in eradication of corruption, our World would be better one to live in for each and everybody.
10 Jul 10
yes I completely agree with you. As, if you would have taken bribe or something like that,then today it would have made you feel bad about yourself, as you would think that god will punish you for the deeds, and hence you would have felt stressed, etc. but just see...now you are so satisfied , with the way that you had done your job, honestly. and you have satisfaction, which , according to me is something money can't buy. So honesty really pays, in ways unexpected.