Honesty is one of the good qualities. An honest behavior means a behavior which is free from cheat and deceit. Honesty is based on truthfulness. It is free from all kinds of evil motive.
It is said, “honesty is the best policy”. Because if we are honest people will believe us. They will give value to our words and dealings. An honest shop-keeper will fetch more customers than a dishonest shop-keeper. A dishonest shop-keeper may be profited by cheating some people for sometime. So, an honest man prospers while a dishonest man falls down. The honest man respected by all. They have a good position in the society. The honest men fare in all walks of life. So, it is said that honesty is the best policy.
Honesty has certain limitations. We can deal honesty only with the honest people. But we will be troubled, if we deal honesty with the dishonest people. So, there is a saying, “tit for tat”. Dishonesty should be met with dishonesty. To deal honestly with the dishonest people may be very idealistic. But it is not practicable. It is quite impracticable. But one should be honest as far as possible in the modern society. Because modern Indian society is the society of black-marketing, hoarding, profiteering, adulterine, cheating, deceiving and defrauding Mud-slinging and leg-pulling are the order of the day.
Honesty is a virtue. If all people become honest, then our society will be an ideal society. The students should try to become honest in their day-to-day life. Because the students are the future of the country. Hence, they are expected to build an honest society for themselves and to leave a tradition of honesty for their future generation.