Is Honesty Really the Best Policy?


Everyone has heard of the saying “Honesty is the best policy,” I agree. I can sit here and seem like I’m trying to convince readers to be 100% honest and pure, but no, that’s not my objective. Under certain circumstances, I know the truth hurts; however, we need to understand the truth is what builds us as individuals and there’s no way of running from it.

In any sort of relationship, you choose to pursue and build, whether it being friendship, romantic, or familial, honesty is vital. Since meeting people is something that is casual and occurring frequently, making friends is something that always unexpectedly happens. They test the individuals’ ability to build and maintain that bond that’s been created. Before deciding you want a romantic relationship, you usually want to get to know the person as a friend. I know that romance is unexpected, but we experience countless amounts of friendships with others; and, friendships happen more frequent than romantic ones. Getting to know someone platonically means learning about a different personality and deciding if that’s a person you’d like to have in your life. Friendships are a reflection of what you attract.

Water allows a plant to bloom in the same way honesty allows a friendship to. & to be honest, I’d rather be corrected on my faults and flaws from a friend than from someone who isn’t. A friendship challenges everyone’s ability to be mature in hearing constructive criticism, and it challenges our will to be honest.

As you get older, friendships dwindle and only a few survive. Reason for that being lies and secrets come out to play, people aren’t exactly who they say to be, and sometimes you just don’t click with someone the way you thought. Those past friendships teach lessons contributing to your growth, and you get a better understanding of what works best for you.

So, to answer the burning question, yes honesty is definitely the best policy. The truth always has a way of coming out so, be honest but don’t be a douche about it.