This I Believe

Taylor - Independence, Missouri
Entered on January 13, 2007
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: integrity

I believe in honesty. I know that honesty eventually will pay off if you work at it hard enough. Why do I believe this? I’ve learned from experience that life is considerably easier if you tell the truth.

If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember what you said. If you lie all the time, you will contradict yourself. Likewise, lying constantly will make it easier for other people to figure out that you were lying.

I anticipate that honesty can and will make you more successful. In the future, employers will trust you to get your work done and depend on you more. I realize that honesty is the cornerstone of all success.

Honesty is also doing the right thing at the right time. People will respect you more when they grasp the fact that you’re honeest. When you need them to, people will be more likely to believe you, too.

Obvioulsy, honesty is always the best policy. It always pays off in the end and it is very rewarding.