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Honesty is define as an element of moral character and denotes positive, virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness and straightforwardness along with the absence of cheating, lying and theft. But according to Billy Joel on his video, honesty is such a lonely word – as everyone is so untrue.
During my fifty years living in this planet, I observe and see the result of dishonesty. I even concluded it as one of the many reasons why there is poverty and hardships to people and country. This condition hovers over many lands, and there are millions of children around the world who are malnourished, cannot attend school, dying for food and no shelter to house them. Click to read the most enduring most powerful virtue: LOVE!
These people are not discouraged because no one stands up to be called upon to account for their actions. Some of us are tolerating and disregarding these wrongs and we do not care about them, so they are continuing on their cheating career.
In politics too, corruption is so rampant. Politicians are fighting for power and are using the innocent masses to acquire it. And the one who are paying the price for this are the poor people and the country. If there is honesty on them they should unite and co-operate to give the people good governance. If they do that, they can reduce poverty and might eradicate corruption as well.
In our children dishonesty is also distinct. In school students cheat to get high grades during examinations. This attitude cannot be stopped but we can help to reduce it and it should start at home so that when they grow up they would become responsible, honest and God-fearing citizen.
If a person is honest with his words and actions, many people will love him and care for him. Many people will trust him.