Monday, September 18, 2006

Honesty



Truthfulness, sincerity, veracity, chastity, fairness, straightforwardness of conduct and adherence to the facts... theses r some of the synonyms of honesty...

Now the real question is what is the meaning of being honest, when should we be honest? , what do we get from all that honesty since we all know that lying has become a part of our lives that we can't invalidate since we preform lying in our day life on regular basis and there r some jobs that lying is the essence of that job and being honest is like losing that job and may be all jobs - it is like ur boss who is a typical ass pass by u and u have to greet him and complement him gently even if u hate his guts- so from all that it seams that being honest is noxious more that being beneficial to one-self so why to bother if that is right?!

Honesty is the human quality of communicating and acting truthful and with fairness, as best one is able. It is related to truth as a value. This includes listening, reasoning and any action in the human repertoire — as well as speaking.
Thanissaro Bhikkhu taught: “Real honesty is being honest about what your possibilities are, what your potentials are. That’s where true honesty lies. It stretches us. It’s not simply admitting where we are - that’s a beginning step, it’s not the end step. So be honest about where you are but also be honest about what your possibilities are. That keeps the challenge of the path always before us"


The answer for the second question about when is the right time to be honest is at all time u should be honest with ur self so know what u want to do and why u want to do it and don't make execuses to mislead ur true intentions just be honest to ur self cause if u can't do that then u won't be able to be honest to anyone else so to urself u havr to be honest at all time with no exceptions and with others as the meaning of honesty implies that u have to be honest as best as one is able and as long u r honest to urself u'll know when...

The answer for the third question is manifested when u think about the following situations:
  • u r going to buy a car or may be a used car what is the first and may be the only thing u can think about when u meet the car salesman?
  • u've lost something important somewhere and u went looking for it and asking people questions and there was this person that obviously dislikes u is in the scene what is the one idea that will haunt u all the time?
I bet that the one thought at these situations is "I bet he is lying to me" and that might be right at most of the cases cause lying is simple and beneficial for that person in that situation but even if he isn't lying u'll keep thinking that he is to over protect ur self so u'll think that all people that u r not very familiar with r not telling the whole truth so to be careful not to be deceived and that is the way all people go over all the details of a piece of information that was given to them to determine whether it is the truth or not and that how the world has besome because we think that lying is simple.

Imagine with me the following:
people r all honest to each other and when u ask someone something u'll get the true answer from him no matter what and u'll have absolutely no doubt about it, how will the world go now when everyone trusts everyone? u'll say what is he talking about it is just a childish dream that will never come true!... well I can't deny that but how can we be sure if we don't try and let's start simple by everyone of us trying to be honest as possible and as they say in an old saying in my country "Start with ur self" and u'll see that u r going to affect all the people that u interact with even if it is very small effect and when they see that u r committed to honesty they'll start thinking about their-selves and that will be just the begining...



5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm really impressed with ur posts but do u really think that talking about models and virtues will be of great benefit? we need actions not sayings...
u r writing about virtues very much, how many of them do u hold in ur character?

Kyubai said...

I don't believe that is is the ultimate solution for the problems of the universe but I hope just hope that it will help even for one person in this world then I'll be satisfied...
and for the second question I'm not the person to answer that and as we have a saying "the one who praises himself is actually dispraising himself" but that doesn't mean that I hold all of these virtues(I wish I do) but i'm a human after all but at least I'm trying...

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All those words are my favorites. Like a flag in my life. I am a human being with all those words. I loved what you wrote above. I will do the same in my back as a tattoo.

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I think honesty begins with ourselves, every time you lie you feel that you are not been honest to your self and to the other person of course.