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Honesty leads to Happiness

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.


Honesty Leads to Happiness

Honesty to Happiness

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 Keyword

Philosophy  & Honesty On Internet

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.

Read more about Honesty in philosophy of honesty in this blog.

Philosophy of Honesty

Honesty Is Our Natural Choice

The truth needs so little rehearsal.  ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

Honesty is a natural choice, its natural to be honest. We love to be honest and praise those who love honesty. Even today nothing has changed when it comes to natural human choice, we try to suppress this natural inclination by giving a number of justification to our own self and to those who ask us why?

Today when nature is distancing itself from us, we have a number of issues with nature such as global warming, protection from Sunshine (we have teared the Natural Protecting System called Ozone), endangered species, pollution in air, water and food. Along with these we have also polluted or natural thinking process, we no more believe in nature the way we used to, today we love (or pretend to love) artificial, processed, covered things, whether its new, views, water, food or even air.

We can’t drink untreated water as we fear pollutants, so is the case with other things including honesty. Today we feel that to be honest is like standing barely under the sunshine, we feel that its dangerous and may not be good for us. We don’t think that honesty is a natural tendency, a natural choice, we think its foolish, its childish to be honest in today’s world.

Philosophy of Honesty Our Natural Choice

No Honesty No Peace of Mind

We can’t think of a peaceful life, if we can’t appreciate honesty in everyday life. Our natural inclination towards honesty can’t tolerate dishonesty our own system starts malfunctioning if we are dishonest.

If we want peace then we must take this seriously, if we want health then we must think about effects of this aspect of life on our body and mind, we want happiness in life then we must try this rule of nature.

We can’t trick the nature with Dishonesty

Even if we have several reasons to satisfy our own logic we cannot trick the nature, our own human nature, nature of our body system, philosophy of our own mind and thinking. Logic is better suited for machines then men.

If we are dishonest in some of our dealing then its effect can be seen in a number of things that happen in our life, it can be mood swing, irritation or failures.


Honesty Is The Best Policy

Overall honesty is in fact the best policy which can be adopted in life. It is one of the easiest and most convenient option to choose. Its better to be honest and face the truth then to be dishonest. Covering up things, requires preparing mind for a number of situations, inviting a number of problems and at last confessing(at least to our own self, if we are lucky enough to understand the root cause) after a long period of unrest. Read more on why honesty is the best policy?

In order to appreciate honesty, we must learn this from our own experience, from our own trials in everyday life. Sooner we realize its benefits on our own the better it will be for life and life of this mankind on this planet.

Discover Philosophy of Honesty & Enjoy A Happy and Peaceful Life
May be most of us think ourselves to be honest, may be it is true from our own perspective but is it really true. There is one way to know whether its true or not, either we can delve deep in philosophy of honesty or we can take a simple test.

Honesty is a lifestyle of a winner, someone who is not afraid of truth and its consequences. He/she is not honest because its the best policy or because he is aware of its benefits but because its honesty, a single path which is the right path.

A person who is really honest always enjoys happiness, peace of mind, tranquility as he has nothing to process in his/her mind, there is nothing that can get uncovered. Whatever is there is there because it has to be there. He has neither added nor subtracted anything anywhere. This is a simple test (as per my knowledge/information/experience) which I feel can be used to reposition our own strategy on honesty.