HONESTY IS A FOUNDATIONAL VIRTUE. WITHOUT HONESTY IT IS impossible to create successful relationships. Without honesty there cannot be trust. Most of the ethical issues visible in society are some form of dishonesty. To be dishonest is to be disconnected from reality, which is a very unhealthy place to be.

It is appropriate to reflect on the standard of honesty. Many people think that being honest is about being correct. However, as human beings, we are not omniscient. We can be honest and be wrong, because we do not know everything.

There is a rigorous standard for honesty. That standard is: we must say what we mean and know what we mean. ...

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