Honesty is the best policy. We've all heard it. We all agree with it. But when honesty or the truth can be hurtful do you still agree? When being honest may hurt someone's feelings or cause avoidable turmoil do you still think that honesty is the best policy or at that point do you feel like white lies or hidden truths become a better policy?
Being in a situation where, if you are honest you could potentially hurt someone is stressful. It makes you question the idea of honesty being the best policy. In most situations there is an easy or at least easier way out. When it comes to your integrity always pick the best way not the easier way. When it comes down to it always pick honesty. Though it may make things seem more difficult now it's always best in the long run.
I've been in plenty of situations where it may have been easier to mask the truth then say what needs to be said. I'd be lying if I said every single time I picked honesty. Learning from those situations in the long run and for the sake of your integrity, honesty really is the best policy. Be the person that has the courage to stand by that phrase every single time. Don't be the person who hides behind short cuts and white lies. Stand tall stand, stand strong, and stay honest.