I think it was Benjamin Franklin who said “Honesty is the best policy…“, and I would have to agree. Many people feel that there must be an exception, as it seems that to every rule there is an exception. They suppose that it is not always wise or kind to be totally honest, and argue that it is not always possible to be totally honest either. Some have even gone on to say “be honest about your dishonesty“, because of this belief that absolute truthfulness is impossible and foolish.
There seems to be some wisdom is this reasoning that honesty may not always be the best policy. There appears to be wisdom in the saying that “what they don’t know won’t hurt them…” There appears to be some wisdom in the counsel that “telling him/her the truth now will only make YOU feel better, but will make matters worse!” But again, I have to agree with Thomas Jefferson who is credited with the saying “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom“. Also, Jesus, the wisest of all, said “the Truth will set you free!” (John 8:32).
So, however wise or kind or loving it may feel to think…
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