Honesty is the ultimate test as a human being because a lie can be more convenient than the truth. When a woman asks a man, “Do you think I look fat in this dress?” If you are a smart guy and value your life you will say, “No, you look great, honey!” No matter your opinion, you want your woman to feel good about her self so you make up a small lie to comfort her.
If you want to go on a short vacation from work you call your boss and tell them in a sick voice, “Hi John, I’m sorry but I cannot come in today because I’m feeling really sick.” Another popular small lie goes like this, “I really like you and everything but we are just not working out. It’s not you, it’s me.”
The truth can be difficult to hear, when you speak your mind some people will attack you because they simply dislike or strongly disagree with your opinion but the truth will set you free.
The best relationships are those built on love, trust, and respect. You cannot have one without the other. When you love somebody you must respect them enough so they can trust you with their opinions and thoughts. It is selfish to expect your loved ones to shackle up their true self just to please you. Nobody wants to walk on eggshells to avoid your verbal attacks.
Sometimes small lies seem fine since they are not hurting another person physically or mentally but it is highly imperative that you be honest to the best of your ability, in all situations. When you become too comfortable with lying, you start to get out of control with the lying and before you know it, you start believing your own lies. Next comes having no problem cheating on your wife, girlfriend, family, friends, employer, taxes, etc.
You can only lie, cheat, or steal for so long until it starts catching up to you. Before you end up in jail, seriously injured or dead you have to realize that the world does not revolve around you.
The worst lie you can tell is the one that does wrong by your family, friends, and significant other. Why would you wrong those that you love and who put their trust in you? Lies and deceit can only bring you temporary gratification until you end up alone and depressed.
Life becomes a significantly better place when you accept the honorable mission of honesty, which involves treating those around you with respect by accepting their differences of opinion, living together in a peaceful serenity, sharing thoughts freely without having your throat being ripped out.