honesty

it’s the best policy

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An idiom that everyone has heard is “honesty is the best policy.” FreeDictionary.com explains what this idiom actually entails:

Honesty is the best policy. Prov. You should always tell the truth, even when it seems as if it would be useful to tell a lie. Jill: I borrowed Jane’s white blouse without asking her, and then I spilled tomato sauce on it. Should I tell her what happened, or should I just put the blouse back in her closet and hope she won’t notice? Jane: Honesty is the best policy.

Since a young age, I have been taught that it is always best to be honest in everything that you do and the truth will set you free.

To play a little devil’s advocate, the reality is, we don’t need weapons to mortally wound those closest to us. Words (honesty) cut like knives and they make it easy to bury your relationship because of the verbal cuts of a “truthful” tongue.

“Honesty is the best policy” was given to me as a blog post suggestion, and after a little research on debate.org, it appears that honesty might not be the best policy. This little idiom is getting a lot of heat, but in return many people are sticking up for honesty. For me, I look at it like this lately, we see things around us which are not honest. Dishonesty is something we are in a constant battle with. Sure, dishonesty will help some shine, but the luster can only last for a short time. Honesty is courageous and bold while dishonesty is a cowardly and bleak. How can a honest person not come out as shining star? A dishonest person will always lose the battle in the end, and a honest person will win a place in the hearts of people. With all of this said, isn’t honesty is the best policy?

Just be honest and everything else will come in place. Do you agree that honesty is the best policy? If you don’t I would love to hear your thoughts on what the best policy is.

a big step

for China

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in my short 23 years of life, China always had a one-child policy–now they are ready to abolish it. The Chinese government will ease its one-child family size restrictions and abolish re-education through labor camps. In turn this will end two policies that for have defined the state’s power to control the citizens’ of China lives.

If  this all is carried through, the lifting of this policy will mark the first significant nationwide easing of family-size restrictions. These restrictions have been in place in the 70s. There are estimates that the policy could lead to 1 to 2 million more births in China every year. Currently China’s birth rate per year is approximately 15 million.

Personally, this is a huge change and a huge step in another direction for China. We must applaud their efforts. China, will now be on the forefront, so keep an eye on the news.

For more information, check out this news article from the New York Times.