What is honesty? Honesty means speaking the truth and being fair and upright in act.Considered a virtue,it is admired in every country and every culture.So,Is it necessary to be honest all the time .
However,there are people who try to get benefits by dishonest means.
For example,some students copy the exercises done by others or cheat in examinations in order to get good marks. The same thing may be said of a merchant who tries to get rich by deceving customers. Those people may succeed for a time,but sooner or later,they will be caught.
How can cheating on exams be prevented? The measures may vary from case to case.But I think,the students must first be well informes of the negative effect on the learning atmosphere of the university and the students'character. Then the students who were caught in the act of cheating can be criticizedpublicly, punished or even expelled from the university.
When it comes to honesty, quite a lot of people believe it is essential to a person’s character and success.
They base their idea on the following reasons: on one hand, successful business owes much to mutual trust; on another hand, great people in history such as Abraham Lincoln andGeorge Washington set us good examples of being honest, they are great because they are honest.
But some people think differently. They believe honesty is becoming out of date.
Their reasons run as following: to begin with, cheating on exams is becoming more and more popular; in addition, some singers and movie stars cheat on taxes; last but not the least, if you are not careful enough, you’ll buy some defective goods and fake products.
It is high time we emphasized and encouraged honesty. We can take effective measures to restore it.
For example, kids should be taught to tell truth, strict rules and regulations should be carried out to stop cheatings on exams and taxes, etc.
Almost all of us heard the story “Here Comes the Wolf” when we were little kids. What we can learn from the story is that we must be honest. However, there’re lots of phenomena of dishonesty nowadays。
Being dishonest does great harm not only to other people but also to yourself. Take the case of fake milk powder for example. After drinking this kind of milk, the babies had big heads while their legs and arms were still thin, which badly affected their health. To our great relief, the producers got accused and punished for all the serious consequences in the end。
Having the reputation of being honest and reliable will make other people trust you, which will provide you many benefits and give you opportunities that others may not get. Being honest, you will find it easier to cooperate with others and people will be friendly to you and support you. In a sense, if life is a long journey, honesty will be the backpack that should be taken along all the way. Let’s pick up our “backpack”—honesty, and start the wonderful journey!