Friday, June 25, 2010

Topic: Honest Person’s Definition

Last week we were talking about honesty and honest people in my office.
The discussion between me and my superior went as follows:

She:” In my opinion, a person who is honest always tells the truth. But Pakistani people don’t do it. They tell a lie and even if the other person knows they are lying, they don’t accept it”.
Me: “But not all people are like this. Surely there are some good people.”
She: “Like who?”
Me: “I consider myself an honest person”.
She: “Oh really??????”
And I nod my head.
She: “Do u tell lies?”
Me: “Yes, sometimes ………”
She: “And you accept when other person finds you are lying????”
Me: “Yes, I accept my mistakes”.
She “Still you think you are honest person?”
Me: “Yes”.

She starts laughing and left the room. Without listening to what I wanted to say.
I feel really bad that if I tell her that I always speak the truth then it would make me a honest person but in reality, this statement would be a lie.

Because it’s true that mostly I try to speak the truth but sometimes on rare occasions, I do tell a lie but I suck at lying, so mostly people know that I am lying. When they ask about it, I tell the truth. I think I’m courageous as well as honest. Because I accept my mistakes, it doesn’t make me less honest

I didn’t know a single person who would say that he/ she never lied in his / her life.
So isn’t it better that I accept my wrong doing and feel shame in doing so instead of boasting a false fact??????

Hope at least you people understand my point and the new angle of honesty which I’m trying to convey 


  1. trueee.
    no one can claim they've never lied in their whole life. but that doesn't mean they are dis honest.

  2. according to a survey 98percent people accepted that they lie and the rest 2 percent still lied, so I guess start being honest Ismat.
    And yes... pretty lame topic, last one was good but this one ..... hehehe you know friends tell you the truth whether you like it or not so dont mind.

  3. To be honest, one should not lie. there are no if and buts. Its hard to be honest at all times, but there are people who are so blunt and they are more courageous then those who lie and admit later on. And people who think it is impossible to tell truth all the time, LOOOOOSERS.

  4. Hej,
    i would like to say that honesty and mistakes always matters, because we can learnd from our mistakes even it was our bad experience, so we always have to accept our mistakes and try to be honest. Gud work keep writing ......

  5. i totally agree with u,but u shouldn't make excuses 4 urself alot, i mean i can't say um gonna lie and if ppl ask me i shall tell them that i have made a mistake,u understand what i mean?

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  7. its not a problem..!!!

    listen to me n think it...!!!

    we don't see things as they are,,,
    we see them as we are...!!!!;;))

    i mean to say... jo insan jaisa hota hai wo dosron ko b wesa he smjhta hai..!!!

    so no problem,,

    bE hOnESt..!!!

  8. If u r honent u need not to worry that what others think about u or they trust u r not, u just keep going.

  9. @Akbar ya u r quite right but the fact is i just realize that :D