Saturday, 9 April 2016

Honesty

This is one post in an A-Z series of 26 where I am writing about living as a Mormon in the wilderness of Kuantan


Honesty is a universal virtue loved by few, taken for granted by many, and ignored by politicians (even Mormon ones). It is seldom convenient yet when always practised, earns respect.

While Christianity teaches honesty, this is one of those general concepts that doesn't necessarily require a religious organisation to instill into me. 

Sure I've read scriptures about being honest, but I've learned it much better through my own moral compass and seen results through my business.

I have the personal conviction that being honest is an ideal way of life that removes stress, enlightens the conscience, and demands the trust of all. As an example, our customers have overpaid fees, sometimes by extremely small amounts, but we have always swiftly returned the money to them. Where dishonesty is seen as "their loss, my gain," this little act is met with gratitude and respect. Again, students have been told the truth about their levels of English, how to improve, and about what to expect in our classes, even if that does not meet their expectations. Money has been turned down if those interested are not prepared for our classes.

I tell the truth regardless of whether it's good or bad news that needs to be passed on. People know exactly where they stand and that helps to clarify everything and make things simple and easy.


In what ways are you honest in your dealings? How does being honest affect you/your work/your life?

5 comments:

  1. Those are powerful and interesting thoughts and perspective indeed. Warm greetings!

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  2. Honesty leads to true integrity. Wonderful post!

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  3. It is a beautiful thing and very hard sometimes too. Thanks for sharing your insight.
    Seena

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