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If honesty is the best policy, then...

At times, I've been accused of being too honest.

If honesty is the best policy, then how can one be too honest?

If honesty is not always the best policy, where is the line drawn that dishonesty becomes the best policy?

Have you ever been accused of being too honest? What is your opinion of such an accusation?



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If deems another "too

If one deems another "too honest", it's more than likely because the truth, sometimes, hurts.

if you are accused of being "too honest"

you may be being "brutally honest". There is a difference.

I think honesty IS the best policy - short of getting in

trouble with the law. I say this ONLY because I think it's pretty fair to agree that there are many unjust laws put in place simply to make certain people wealthier.

I also think it's the best policy if you hold your personal moral values in high regard. That is to say, if your principle is to have a clean conscience and be able to look in the mirror and not feel guilty/ashamed of some act you committed or stated.

The rest depends on how politically correct and/or sensitive the other person is. Do they WANT the TRUTH? Can they HANDLE the TRUTH? Speaks volumes in terms of maturity.

It ultimately depends on what type of person you are and "HOW" you value yourself. Whether you put "honesty" above "materialism and financial we. I have been accused MANY MANY MANY times of being "too honest", which if I were to consider "THEIR" (materialistic/financial)reasoning, they would indeed be correct. Yet my conscience would bother me, whereas it more than likely not, wouldn't even cross someone else's mind, specifically someone(most of society) who "believes" that EVERYONE lies all the time.

Sad how this society sees being "too honest" as a negative and detrimental, almost to the point of being psychologically disabled in some views. I for one, have no problem being called "too honest". It's certainly much better than being called a liar.

Just think if our politicians were "too honest" for a change. Hmmm...."Honest Ron" comes to mind and is one of the reasons we admire him as a politician/statesman.

On a personal side note: I've come to admire many of your posts dwalters. Keep up the good work. Honestly! ; )

Always tell the truth...

Always tell the truth...but that doesn't mean one doesn't have to say EVERYTHING they think they know.

it is not being too honest that most people have a problem with

i have had many people say that i am too blunt about it, but, i say, truth is still truth and it is absolute.as far as relative, there is no relativity in truth, their is relativity in peoples perception of truth, but if their perception of truth is false, then it is delusion and it goes back to the original statement, truth is still truth and it is still absolute.

Honesty like Truth is Relative

Are you talking about your Honest Opinion or an Honest Fact, and if a Fact, what is it based upon?

BTW, please give an example where the truth is relative...

In my estimation, there can be only one truth concerning a given topic. When is the truth relative?

Let me respond to this and your other "reply"

"Honesty as I would define it is "calling it as one sees it." Doing otherwise would be dishonest."

Many of our veterans of the war on terror "see" themselves as "Christians" and "liberators". They wholeheartedly believe this to be "fact".

Yet, the actual facts contradict this, no?

Honesty as I would define it is...

"calling it as one sees it." Doing otherwise would be dishonest.

At what point should one begin speaking in terms of something they truly do not believe to be the case?