Can honesty lead to happiness, will it help us in un-cluttering our problems and tensions. Well, yest… honesty means transparency and thus nothing to hold or left for worries.
Do you think honesty is related to success and happiness in life. Understanding a simple principle can lead to more comfortable life.
Our environment today is more polluted then it was a year ago, our food chain is more vulnerable today then it was some time back.
Today we are not actually enjoying life but we are only surviving, the physical environment is actually getting more and more polluted day by day which can be measured by our modern instruments but what about our mental environment our growing negative tendency, which has also deviated towards negative zone.
We cannot lead a calm life, a peaceful life because it is counter productive, our modern lifestyle has turned each one of us to a defensive mentality.
We have to think before anything we do because nothing is natural, close to reality, water which was earlier a sign of life, a gift of nature is now a sign of pollutant illness and disease, we will not like to drink water directly from a natural source before processing or testing it.
Walking in sunshine is no more safe, we have to use our own artificial protection to protect us from the natural gift sun rays.
Sun is the primary source of light, energy and food. It is responsible for protecting all forms of life on this planet.
It is responsible for light, air and wind, takes care of bio-diversity on this planet.
Today, the same sun and its sunshine which is still the primary source of energy on this planet on one hand is also a threat or dangerous to our skin, our health on other. Why?
We have our-self destroyed peace on this planet, our happiness, we are no more truthful and honest to ourselves, may be we have developed our mental powers, our ability to see and provide reasons/logical conclusion for anything that happens or we attempt, but this frequent processing, frequent thinking has snatched our peace, our happiness. We can cannot switch off our mind temporarily and then enjoy life.
The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold. ~Aristotle
Aristotle’s above quote tells us the whole story in few words, we have actually deviated from nature and now we are fighting back to protect ourselves, we know more believe in honesty because honesty is natural, unabridged edition which doesn’t need any alteration, any addition or subtraction. It is what it really was. If we are honest then we do not need any thinking we can only remember things and then replay the series.
Truth fears no questions. ~Unknown
We have developed a fear due to existing negative environment around us, a symptom similar to dishonesty. We are today surviving by reading and learning advantages and benefits of doing this and using that. We have to take care of everything actively, we cannot close our eyes and be ourselves for even some moments. We fear that we will lag behind, we will loose something.
We have developed our power of explanations and facts, world is more developed today then it was a century ago but world is also more dangerous today then it was a century ago, world needs more artificial protection today then before, everything seems to be on the brink of collapsing.
This is not all, today we have developed a wrong concept about honesty, we do not think of it as a natural tendency to enjoy happiness, we think it to be a difficult path, a way which can lead to unnecessary problems in our life. May be this is true today because our definition today has also shifted, now honesty is not a representation of natural outcomes (because nature is itself not natural anymore) but a presentation of the fact from our modern thinking.
Simple things makes a simple life, creating unnecessary twists can lead to unnecessary twists in life. Life is easy and we should enjoy life. Honest is a tool to keep things simple and manageable. Today honesty is a literary word, a keyword to be used to add more weight-age, there is no need to understand real philosophy of honesty and its positive consequences on our life.
Honesty is a word which can be used and abused for a number of reasons, to be honest this word “honesty” is often misused on internet as a powerful keyword. A word which has accumulated lot of energy which can emotionally drag anyone to the contents where it is used on top, in headlines.
On most websites on internet which are influenced by psychological marketing words do not have any meaning attached to them, they are only a series of letters which have certain value (attached to them) like cheap, honest, best etc. These words are used as a supporting material which can help a marketing campaign succeed.
Words are used as if they are lifeless objects which do not actually convey a meaning, an intention, they are mere like collection of characters which have different emotional value for the market. We can use any word (without looking at its meaning and whether we actually mean what it conveys) anywhere to get the desired results. We can use the word ‘honest‘ to add an element of authenticity.
The words are not actually misused by everyone as some people do understand there meaning in addition to its value and therefore also understand the risk associated in misusing this word by using it at a wrong place for a small one time profit.
Honesty Is Only A Keyword Today
People who understand marketing and know how it works, often overlook words (for there attached meaning), they do not give any weight-age to traditional meaning of a word (I’ve to use ‘traditional‘ as our modern life today is insecure life, marketers have access to every nook and corner of our life and therefore we may not be aware that we are already under there influence and actually misunderstand words and there meaning or may be somehow support this (mis)use).
Soon, more and more people will become blind to the words and there actual meaning and will try to understand the meaning based on its new context and thus words will have a new classification based on the theory of marketers i.e. demand and supply, words which can be associated with a product or emotion will get new makeover frequently.
Good will cease to be good and best will convey a new meaning, a pitch to sell something, this is internet and its philosophy which is more or less controlled by its e-commerce nature. Just like the word sex has been replaced (and conveys) porn and adult on internet, soon more words will also take a new shape a new form to convey a new meaning for society on internet.