This is an essay on the issue of honesty while being a part of moral decisions

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An Essay on the Issue of Honesty

Honesty: The quality of honourable and upright in character and actions.

Truth: The quality or property of being in accord with fact or reality.

Honesty is involved in our everyday lives. You are expected to tell the truth about everything. To write about honesty, is to write about truth and vice-versa. Everyone you know puts trust in you, once that trust is broken; your integrity is broken, along with your honour. Integrity more so applies to the character then the person's actions. Though your actions decide what kind of character you have. Integrity means having very high standards of the difference between right and wrong, and refusing to do anything that doesn't measure up to them.

When you're given the gift of trust from other people, some take it for granted, and others respect it highly. You have to be honest to yourself before you can be honest to your peers.

People lie, cheat and steal everyday. The easy way out is to lie some more, but the difficult way out is honesty. Honesty is by far the most rewarding way out, though you may not be able to see it right away. Sure you can tell more lies to cover up old ones, but it is guaranteed that they will catch up with you.

We don't realize that lying not only hurts ourselves, but everyone involved. Whether they get hurt because you caused them a great deal of trouble, or because you broke their trust, they get hurt.

What people believe in is up to them, but truth, honesty, honour, and integrity are qualities that can never go wrong. No one is saying it's easy to tell the truth that could lead you or friends into trouble, but when honour, and...