Is being honest beneficial (yes) or harmful (no)?

  • Honesty is very important.

    Honesty and integrity are defined as qualities that allow an individual to do the right thing as often and as much as possible, and when they have done they wrong thing admit to what they have done. Honesty is the adherence to the facts and sincerity. To perform honestly would be: to tell the truth, to be able to be trustworthy, to not cheat and to be true to yourself. Honesty is doing the right thing, integrity; following through and being able to be counted on, trustworthy; you will not take credit, money or rewards for things you didn't perform or do, fairness/ honor; meaning what u say, sincerity; and finally you will act and explain yourself as you truly are, genuine. Integrity goes hand in hand with honesty, seeing that each word uses the other in its definition. Integrity is the quality or state of being undivided. It is moral soundness, honesty, and freedom from corrupting influence or motive. Integrity allows a person to be proud of what kind of morals they have, what kind of things they do and are proud and unafraid to tell the truth. If a person with integrity has done something wrong, than they probably did not purposely do it and are absolutely fine with admitting to it and taking responsibility for it.

  • Mostly beneficial to be honest

    It is mostly beneficial to be honest. Can you do harm with honesty? yes, but a lie will do more. If you live your life with lies you always have to worry if a lie will catch up to you and you'll get in trouble. If you are honest you know you won't have to worry about that at all.

  • Yes, being honest is beneficial.

    Being honest is always the most beneficial thing. Once you have become honest with a problem you can then begin to resolve it. Whenever you lie to someone they can never believe you because they will always have some doubt. As long as you are honest they can start the healing process.

  • Honesty is always better

    Being an honest person is always the best path to take. No matter if it hurts or helps somebody, it is what should be done. An honest rejection is more important than a dishonest acceptance. I think that honest is definitely beneficial in the long run and also ethical too.

  • Honesty is the Best Policy

    Honesty gets more accomplished more quickly than being deceitful. When people are untruthful it takes more time to unravel the dishonesty and wastes energy. When people are honest to begin with, there is nothing to question or guess. The benefits of honesty far outweight the consequences of not being so.

  • Being honest is beneficial.

    Being honest is beneficial. I was always taught that honesty is the best policy. I believe that being honest goes a long way in society today. It depends on the situation and as long as it does not hurt anyone then I believe being honest is the only way to go.

  • Time and place

    If your loved ones' lives are in trouble, you have to lie to divert the danger away from them. It's a natural thing to do. Sometimes you have to lie to protect your loved ones. Also there's a matter of honesty in terms of criticism. It's go to be honest in a nice way and not mean.

  • An honest society is a bad one.

    There are very good times to lie or otherwise not be honest. Whether it be through omit-ion, Or outright misleading remarks there is a genuine and important use for it at times. To start, Nations: Nations need to lie and protect valuable military, Economic, And valuable information. No one questions a nations need to mislead intentionally in a military effort and in regards to military tech. On a personal level, Sometimes we lie to protect other peoples feelings and concerns. This is extremely important esspecially in cases where there is no damage.

  • Fortune favors a bold and creative fabricator.

    When you say something like Beneficial or Harmful you aren't saying right or wrong, and theres an important distinction there. We are taught to be honest because the truth is more real, and leaves a clean conscious; However you will find that people around you will always lie, and being truthful can put you out of place. In our society exaggeration and fibs are tools (much do the dismay of morality buffs) so its important to know how and when which is more beneficial. For the most part, if you choose to practice it, you will find that a lot of it boils down to certain people. Some have a grasp of reality that makes honesty more potent, but that normally applies more to people you know on a personal level. For the much larger majority lying, and lying well, will be more beneficial for you and for them.

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