Honesty is a Virtue, not a Gift.

It has been quite a while not saying anything on this forum. Today, as I was thinking through what i could write about, I stumbled upon  the Rotary Four-Way Test in my mind.I have been familiar to this test for over five years now and it has shaped my life quiet well. Something that I am often proud of. A friend of mine introduced  me to the Rotary family (Rotaract to be specific), and ever since my first day there, I have never regretted being a part of it. So, speaking of the Four Way Test, today I want to talk about Honesty, a virtue that can uplift any one’s moral and ethical values.

The Rotary Four-Way Test. 

Of the Things We Think, Say or Do; 

1. Is it the Truth?

2. Is it Fair to all Concerned?

3. Will it build goodwill and better Friendships?

4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

One of the best moments anyone can ever have in life is to have a feeling that people can count on you. This does not come about by chance though. It’s usually due to certain virtues that someone has in life. Honesty in this sense is not a gift, but a virtue. Something that you can easily practice so it becomes a part of your life.

In so many scenarios, many of us tend to attach someone’s success to luck or chance but in actual sense, it’s so very likely that the more open-minded  and honest one is to themselves, the more chances of them achieving what they are working towards.

This could be the main reason I got so attached to the Rotary’s famous “four-way test”. It is not just a couple of words that i keep mimicking for fun, I actually live to these words.The test has been promoted around the world and is used in myriad forms to encourage personal and business ethical practices, as well as personal behavior.

It’s one thing that can help any human being alive to live harmoniously with other human beings. I always like to think that anyone of us under planet earth can live up to what they attach themselves to. So, my friend, my blog reader, if only you can believe in this and adapt it to your life, it can make life easier for you.

One wise man, Mark Twain once said ‘Always tell the Truth. That way, you don’t have to remember what you said. I concur with him.

Besides, honesty is even a christian virtue. So, you may not have to think that its something I only came up with.

“Honesty is a very expensive gift, Don’t expect it from cheap people.”― Warren Buffett


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Strongly believe in the power of words. And once written down, they create a legacy. Living mine!

6 thoughts on “Honesty is a Virtue, not a Gift.”

  1. Apart from a Typo,this is a good one too.
    Honesty in the Modern World is fading away the the Green Enviroment and its a serious Threat to all Human Beings who are and Love Trustworthy…..
    Four Way Test will keep it to the Rotary Family,we need to spread the WORD!

    Bravo to YOU!


  2. Make a little effort where ever you can. It’s a hard subject as there is so much to know and to understand but I try to do my bit, check what factories are doing. I have four recycle bins, but don’t copy my mistakes, make your own.

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