It has been said that honesty is the best policy. Most people I know agree - I certainly do, and yet we face dishonest behavior every single day. It may be the shoplifter or the person who sneaks on the bus without paying or the one who tells you a fib just because you won't know any better. There are all kinds of dishonest things around us, but why?
“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one,” said our country's first President, George Washington. Indeed. All too often we hear excuses that really are not true.
Another early American said something most profound about being truthful. Thomas Jefferson, our third President once said “Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom.”
Although it may be difficult to admit mistakes or failures, it is far better to be honest than to add to such mistakes or failures the extra burden of an untruth. May we all learn to honest in in all we do.