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Mia Gomez 
@miacol64 · Posted 22 Sep. 2020


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Joe Waiganjo
@Techy.Rack · Updated 23 Sep. 2020

Once in a small town, there lived two friends Ali and Saad. By profession, both of them were shop owners, Saad owned a grocery shop while Ali had a milk shop. Saad became rich in no time. He was smart so he used his smartness in deceiving people by being dishonest. Ali was intelligent and smart, but he was not dishonest, therefore he struggled.

Saad cheated on his customers in many ways, for instance, he used to mix sand in each bag of flour. Similarly, he did many other things in other grocery items. According to Saad, no one can lead a good life without being dishonest.On the other hand, Ali believed in living an honest life. He couldn’t even dream of cheating anyone, even if that meant he would remain poor all his life. Ali used to believe that honesty gives you respect. Sometimes his family only ate once a day.Both friends often argued on the topic of ‘to be honest or to be dishonest,’ which usually ended on Saad mocking Ali and then walking away.One day, a rich man came to Ali’s shop and said, “I want four gallons of milk, but add two gallons of water in it. I am throwing a big party in my house and I want to serve the guests with milk.”Ali, who was reading a newspaper, put it aside and said, “Wait a minute, won’t it be cheating your guests?”The rich man, with a confused expression replied, “So, does it bother you?”“All I am saying is that won’t it be wrong to serve your guests with milk diluted by water?” Ali explained.The rich man, who was now becoming annoyed, said that he couldn’t waste his money on guests by serving them pure milk, all he wanted was that he should be remembered as a man who served his guests with an expensive and healthy beverage.“By the way, who else is not dishonest in our society?” said the annoyed rich man.“Well, sir, at least my conscious is free of any guilt!I would advise you to serve your guests with water instead of milk, at least you won’t lie,” Ali advised.The owner looked at Ali in confusion and turned away thoughtfully.After sometime, the rich man sighed and said, “I am really impressed with your honesty! I want to offer you the job of a supervisor in my factory. I know with a person of such high morals, my factory will prosper,” said the rich man.Ali accepted the offer and from that day onwards, he started living a good life and his belief in honesty became more firm.A few days later, Saad’s shop caught fire, everything earned dishonestly was destroyed.


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Bomb . Carpe Diem...
@bomb · Posted 22 Sep. 2020

It sure does. The only mistake we do is expecting instant gratification. We should do good and go our own way. When you are being honest, do it for yourself. Not the other person, or to be seen as being honest by other people. 

At the end of the day, if you ar honest to yourself and the people around you, you will end up commanding more respect. People will love to associate with you and you will be highly respected. 


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Debbie Katz Free Spirit
@debkatz78 · Posted 22 Sep. 2020

In today's world, being honest is what people want but they seldom accept the truth as a positive attribute. If you are honest with a friend or family member, there is a good chance they will not take it well. I am not sure when or why this shift happened but it would seem most people would rather be lied to. I think for our own sakes, it is better to be honest even if this means we are less liked.


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Sarfraz Ali
@Sarfraz.Ali · Posted 22 Sep. 2020

We consider honesty to be the truth. The principle of truth is reality. Anything that opposes reality will only result in reality and has no reality of its own. This is known as the companion delusion or delusion created by reality but it will not replace the truth. The use of honesty (being truthful) will lead to mastering a better life


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Joe Waiganjo
@Techy.Rack · Updated 23 Sep. 2020

Yes, but so do lies. It all depends on what you value, your personality, and how you want to be perceived. For lies to pay off, the liar must value themselves above those around them, or the emotional strife will eventually weigh them down more than any temporary benefit.


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Yuri R
@yurir · Posted 23 Sep. 2020

Always be honest, it saves a lot of heartache and stress in the future. The few times it is okay to lie may be for someone's own betterment, but these are very subjective cases


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