"Honesty is the best policy !" is a guiding principle one should adopt as a motto to follow in one’s life.Honesty is way of life and a behavioural pattern.In this fast world many of us actually do not behave honestly and one may even wonder or even feel sorry, a section of the people do not even know what is meant by honesty.
Honesty is a principle according to which one must be true to oneself and unto others.Therefore it is a way of behaviour.
Many people who are normally honest,do not follow the principle in the business they are doing.Their contention is that in business one should not be guided by the principle ‘Honesty’ because it is opposed to their business strategies and when it matters whether one should be Honest or follow the business strategies adopting honesty as a guiding principle, they sacrifice Honesty.
However there are some business people who never sacrifice honesty as a guiding principle and strictly adhere to it.
But honesty is always a best policy and it is suitable to all people from all walks of life.A wife or husband should always be honest enough towards his or her spouse.A teacher should invariably be honest enough towards his students and vice versa.Business men should always be honest enough towards the consumers or customers.Politicians should always be honest enough towards the people who vote for them.The doctors must be honest enough towards his patients, considering their illiteracy and lack of medical knowledge.Generally people should be honest enough towards the government and the government should be honest enough towards the people.
While being honest people may even encounter problems and troubles from those who are opposed to honesty and who always behave dishonestly. People who are opposed to honesty contends that for being honest one does not benefit out of it and no one is rewarded for being honest.But after all we are humanbeings having evolved a culture and got civilised through ages.Honesty is a way and mark of civilised behaviour.
By being honest we donot lose anything.On the other hand we derive a mental satisfaction and feel that we are conscientious and in the long run by being honest a person is respected and rewarded and he can always walk by keeping his head high and he will set an example for others.Therefore, always be honest and stand gained and respected.