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英语作文:Is Honesty Always the Best Policy

时间:2010-09-04 22:05:10  

  There is a proverb that goes "Honesty is the best policy." and it seems as true as it was when it was first coined. The most important element in human relationships, whether business or personal, is trust. If you break that trust and are found out, the relationship will be damaged or destroyed. Furthermore, if your dishonesty is not discovered, you will have to go to great lengths to conceal it. A breach of trust can quickly grow as you tell lie after lie in an effort to conceal your original deceit. Soon even you may be unable to distinguish the truth. Thus it is better to stick to the truth.

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www.eeebt.com作文网   However, telling lies is often a way of communicating appropriately with oters. This kind of lying is not morally wrong and does not affect our integrity as good human beings. For example, there is a polite formula we use when we meet a person for the first time. We say, "Your name has been ringing in my ears for a long time. "when in fact we have never heard of the person before. But without these nice words, the conversation might not start well. When we meet someone we don't know, we say, "Nice to meet you!" Perhaps actually we are not so pleased to meet them. But this kind of expression is indispensable in creating a friendly atmosphere. Sometimes for the ske of politeness, we are obliged to take our feelings.

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www.eeebt.com作文网   It is practically unwise to be honest all the time especially when we are dealing with dishonest people. To be dishonest with them does not hurt our credibility. So long as we don't hurt others, telling lies is an acceptable practice. Therefore, we can say that honesty is not always the best policy. It depends.

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