Tomorrow (27th February 2012) marks the start of National Truth Week and so I thought that this post was called for.
Honesty can come in many different forms. It comes when you tell your friend that she truly does look “weird” in that specific outfit. It can also come when a mother tells her son what really happened to their pet dog. Although honesty comes in many different ways, it all has a general meaning: the quality of telling the truth. It is when you can tell the truth, without adding extra details or removing certain parts. However, it also has its negative form, the form of deceit. Honesty can be both helpful and harmful, depending on how it is used.
~ from Honesty: An Essay | Socyberty.
In my house hold, honesty is perhaps the most important thing in our lives. Though the truth may hurt, it hurts more if you lie, in the long run. This means that National Truth Week won’t be very much of a challenge for me, but I’m aware that for many people, it may be. So, if you are taking part, I wish you the best of luck and hope that it makes you realise that your life can often be better when being honest is no obstacle yet something you can do in your stride. (Not to say you become brutally honest that it seriously upsets someone to extreme lengths, of course, try to prevent being that honest.)
If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything. ~Mark Twain
Honestly, honesty is key…