I’ve been on a big beef on honesty lately in my life. While I’m trying to keep my kids super honest, I’ve also been watching those around me and seeing how they are living an “honest” life.
I’ve been interested in people who just don’t say things, even though it’s not REALLY being dishonest, they’re thinking they are. I mean, no one actually asked them.
Most of the time that seems to be to avoid confrontation. For instance, some people were taking other people’s spots at work but they never told them, they just swooped in and did it. It wouldn’t have changed anything but I do feel like one was being more honest, or at least being a better friend.
On Saturday Conner tried to hide the fact he hadn’t changed his sheets by just making his bed. Drew caught him. Conner said it wasn’t a lie… but not living the genuine truth or trying to cover stuff up… that’s lying.
Anyway, I’m trying to live a more genuine life and being more honest with those around me. Do you have thoughts on honesty?
BTW, I have started having any child who lies in our house miss his next “fun thing”… and it’s working. The kids are usually pretty devastated, and it’s what I need to have happen. I demand honesty from them. Anyway, I need to stay on that horse and stay firm… 🙂