THE VALUE OF HONESTY
In this modern world the moralities of the life were gone away. People began to live like animals without morality or etiquette. So we must think the value of honesty today.
Generally people say that honesty is the best policy in life. It means if we want to succeed in life we should be honest and straight forward. Nothing should like honesty in life. It is possible that dishonesty may be successful for sometimes, but in the long run honesty is sure to succeed.
This can be seen if we consider the cases of students and business men. The student who tries to copy in the examination hall may get some more marks that he would have otherwise got. But he learns a lesson to neglect honest work in the long run. He is sure to suffer the consequences of dishonesty as he will find himself below the standard
Let us examine the case of a student was tries to useful means in the examination hall and is caught red handed by the invigilator. The least punishment he gets is that the paper is snatched from him and he is asked to promise not to copy again. When reaches home, he gets rebuke from his parents. In the company of his friends, he is put to shame when he goes to his class for his daily lessons, he is hated by the teachers and the principal. For a single act of dishonest deed he finds the whole of the little world against him. He comes to repentance. But it is too late.
If a businessman is found to be dishonest even in a single transaction, people try to avoid him. His sales go down. People refuse to believe him even when his prices are the least. He loses his customers and goodwill. There are only two courses open to him – either to wind up the business or to be honest.
The effects of dishonesty are much the same in the case of clerks, teachers, govt, servants and others. It is possible that a man may become rich by adopting a dishonest mean. But he generally squanders the money. He again adopts dishonest means to earn more. In this way, his whole life becomes a vicious circle.
So, it is necessary for us to be honest if we want to succeed in life. Dishonesty leads to failure. A dishonest person is found to fall in the long run. Without hardwork and honesty no one has succeeded in the world.