Honesty is the best policy

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From an early age we have been taught to be honest with people around us. Our parents and teachers always make us tell the truth and disapprove of a lie. Yet many of us consider honesty not to be the best policy.

In my opinion, people have to set heart on absolute honesty and avoid deceiving others. The main reason is simple and expressed by the famous saying that we must treat others how we want to be treated. If a person does not want to be deceived by others, he/she should refrain from deception. In addition, an honest person is always trusted, which is very important in any sphere of life. For example, your boss can give you more serious tasks because he or she is sure of your good faith. For this reason, you are more likely to get promotion than anybody else.

But there people who often venture to entrench upon the truth. They explain it on the basis that sometimes the truth can do harm to a person. If somebody commits adultery and makes no secret of it, this person may carry his or her spouse to the verge of terrible offenses. In this respect honesty is not the best policy.

Nevertheless I cannot agree with my opponents because I am convinced that not the truth itself can be harmful but the way it is told. If you say things to people right in the face, you hurt them without fail. Yet politeness and tact can diminish negativity and have a better effect.

To sum up, honesty is the best people’s quality. Liars are always held in low esteem, and they end up in being socially rejected.