The True Value of Honesty

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Editorial and Opinion  |  House: Booksie Classic

That's another article I wrote for my school paper. It spells out my view on the reason of some people's lack of happiness, toxic relationships, and life calamities, which all revolve around the vague world of honesty in all its forms.

 

 

The True Value of Honestyarticle by Lian E.

 

Many people lie and this is normal, but when lies dominate the course of our lives, our lives and the fruits of them get gained by corruption and deceit. Lying is a temptress that one must have yielded to in life because lying is a good way to avoid problems and uncomfortable situations; however, I will not brag about the benefits of lying because lying doesn’t actually provide us with a genuine way out of trouble. When one lies about a certain incident, facts start to arise. The truth will always be the most legitimate source to resort to, no matter how bad or ugly it is. Lies, no matter to whom they may be told to or acted upon, bring a very undesirable dilemma with it. In the end, after a lie is told, many factors indirectly suggest the opposite and that’s when a lie seems to rise to its truth. Honesty is the total opposite of lying and deceit; it is something that doubtlessly associates with moral and inner purity, void of the complications of mischief. Honesty is the most virtuous, righteous value that life needs in all its aspects. If all people were honest, many of the world’s predicaments would die out: hypocrisy, deceit, abduction, treason, cheating, and even depression. Some of you may wonder why I included something as personal and irrelevant as depression. You see, lying can also be projected towards your own self, and ironically, when one lies to him/herself, that’s when the worst form of lying is committed; all of our actions get incited by our inner intentions, motives, and instincts, and when those three abstract places are contaminated by lies, all actions become insincere and deplorable. To put things to reality, many people lie to themselves regarding whether what they do is morally right or wrong; although their actions may be wrong and although they may feel it, they themselves falsely convince themselves otherwise until they perform a regrettable deed. Lies can also lead us to sadness and depression because some people in life lie about their states of mind; they convince themselves that they live a gratifying reality when they actually experience a catastrophe of a life. Lies have led many of our predecessors to unendurable calamities; many prisoners lost their lives when they could have told the truth, and many people have killed themselves with the lies that fed their ill, abstracted fantasies. Make sure you never let lies taint the pure life you were given the moment you first treaded its path.


Submitted: May 14, 2020

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