1. Intro

It’s not difficult to understand the importance of honesty in society. Honesty is about truth, and being truthful is about being honest. You don’t have to be a philosopher to understand this. However, in the current context, people often have difficulty with understanding what it means to be honest. There are many different definitions of honesty that can be found online. For example:

Example 1: “The act or process of being honest.”

Example 2: “The quality or state of being truthful; sincerity; candor; straightforwardness.”

Example 3: “To tell the truth; not conceal anything from another person by telling him the whole truth as one knows it to be; as, you must tell your friend the whole story before he will believe you.”

Example 4: “To tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth; as, a man who was honest with himself would never lie by saying he was hungry when he really was not hungry at all.”

We like to try and describe our approach in a very broad way so that you can then apply your own formula for understanding what honesty means for you if you are a designer or UX/UI person working on products which need to be designed for humans (i.e.: apps). We always say our goal is to make people feel comfortable being dishonest when they are trying something new (i.e.: learning something). Or if they already know something already, we want them to feel confident enough not only in their ability but also in their decision-making ability that they choose their own path rather than influence by somebody else’s path (i.e.: learning how things work). And finally, if they aren’t sure yet whether they should use something or not based on their feelings towards it, we want them to make up their minds on their own without any other influences (i.e.: learning how things work without any outside influences).

2. Personal Honesty

The word “honesty” is widely used in the English language and has quite a bit of meaning, but let’s take a look at what it means in this context. Truthfulness is an essential and fundamental part of human nature. This is because, without being truthful, we cannot be honest with ourselves about our own thoughts and feelings, or with others about our motives and intentions. Without being true, we would not be able to speak or think freely. The word “honesty” was first used by the English philosopher John Locke in 1690 as a translation of “honestia mundi” (or “honesty of the world”) which he found in Latin. Clive Staples Lewis wrote:  “We are not only told that truthfulness is a virtue , but that the good man is one who keeps his integrity intact; that honesty is never base, but it may often be inconvenient to him; that he who attempts to live honestly won’t get very far; that there are no such things as rules for living; that most men don’t deserve to be called good men ; but honesty is still virtues ; it does not mean mere stupidity or stupidity at once , but true intelligence . I would rather say that there are three kinds of intelligence : the first kind will make men do what they ought to do; the second makes them make what they ought not to do ; and the third makes them know what they ought not to do. ”The core idea here is that our natural tendency towards truthfulness should always guide us towards action in ways which will make us successful (and avoid failures). Our natural tendency towards honesty should always guide us towards action in ways which will make us successful (and avoid failures).

3. Cultural Honesty

In an age of social media, it’s easy to think that your product is the one that defines “quality” and “innovation”. But unfortunately we all know that many products are not truthful, nor do they have the needed empathy. That is a problem because it leads to a lack of trust, which leads to people not buying into the “innovation” and quality of your product (an important value).One way companies can get around this problem is through cultural honesty. This does not mean being completely transparent about everything, but being honest about what is important and what isn’t. This applies both in marketing and other areas of life: when you go on vacation, tell your friends you are going away for a week or two (what you said before), but don’t tell them what exactly you are writing about; when you buy a new coat, don’t tell everyone how much you spent on it.

4. Philosophical Honesty

Philosophical honesty is the act of saying what one truly believes. It is the opposite of dishonesty, or lying. Philosophical honesty relates to how we arrive at our beliefs and values. Our beliefs and values change over time as we mature and experience new things in life. In a world where a large part of our interactions with other people involve social interactions, it makes perfect sense that we would have to understand how others think, perceive themselves and behave. We pick up on others’ thoughts; they pick up on ours. We observe what others do, think and feel; they observe what we do, think and feel. A fundamental truth is that if someone sits across from you at a restaurant or in a conversation with you, they know almost everything about you that you know about yourself—and vice versa (or so it seems). It isn’t just that there are so many different perceptions of reality out there; it’s also that there are so many different ways to interpret reality.

5. Conclusion

Honesty is a virtue, and most people think of honesty as a trait they want to be. Yet, what’s true is that honesty is an ability – something you can do because you are honest. In fact, most things we do are done not in spite of our lack of self-honesty, but because it comes naturally to us. As such, if we care about our character traits and how others perceive us, we need to spend time on developing them and acting upon them consistently. The moral dimension of honesty does not only refer to being truthful with one’s thoughts and feelings; but it also means behaving honestly with other people. For example: If I am honest with my friend Sally about the situation with Mark’s motorcycle accident, then I would try to be honest with Mark when he comes over next time he visits. And if Sally asks me the same question again, I would reply in the same way. Similarly, if you are honest with yourself about your performance at work or school or any other external factor in life (e.g., your friends’ actions), then you should be able to act on your performance consistently and involve others in this act in a responsible way (e.g., admit your mistake when you make a mistake; be aware of how far someone else can take action for another person). Honesty requires being able to practice this kind of behavior consistently even when interacting with others – so it is easier for others to see this honesty trait in you even if they have no reason at all to trust you personally or professionally (which they won’t in most cases). Most people think honesty can only be practiced by those who have high self-esteem or good self-image – which makes sense since these people feel better about themselves and thus feel more comfortable sharing their inner thoughts openly. But there is actually a truth behind this perception: those who practice regular honesty are happier.

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7 thoughts on “Honest”
  1. Greetings Maestro Sersea
    It´s not difficult to understand the importance of being honest in society. Honesty is about truth and being honest truthful is about being honest, afterthere you don´t have to be a philosopher to understand this. The word honesty is widely used in the English laguague, it is important to know what it mean in this context.
    Personally, I have found interesting how the author classified this character trait and also He or she applied to different situation or areas in life.
    For instance without personal honesty we couldn´t to be honest with ourselves about our thoughts, feelings, motives and intention. We would not be able to speak or think freely.
    Cultural honesty is more oriented to how truthful or innovative can be a product, although, many products are not truthful, and consequetly they dont have the needed empathy and that leads to a lack trust, which lea to people not buying into the innovation and quality of your product. In this case is an important value.
    And finally, is the philosophical honesty that is the act of saying what one truly believes.
    Thank You

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