Honesty is the best policy – or is it?

We’re taught from a young age to always tell the truth.

And I used to preach to my step-son about honesty.  Lies and coverups get found out eventually and the consequences will always be worse.

But is not revealing the truth the same as telling a lie?

To clarify, is it better to be completely honest and upfront about something – or are there times when withholding the truth is the best way to deal with it and protect someone else?

What a dilemma.

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2 responses to “Honesty is the best policy – or is it?

  1. The truth reigns supremely. Trust me, I should know. Telling someone the truth is going to hurt them, but telling lies will destroy them.

  2. But it’s not about telling a lie. It’s whether not revealing the whole truth is sometimes better.

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