When Is Honesty Not The Best Policy


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(These were plucked from the Internet)

— Many organizations make bold claims about how they value honesty above all else. But deceit has its merits too. Telling the naked truth to your employees can result in panic, stress, or spite.

— According to new research by Wharton professor Maurice Schweitzer and Wharton doctoral student Emma E. Levine, lying in the right circumstances can be ethical, helps to breed trust in difficult times, and can help boost morale.

— The point here is there’s a continuum of dumping that ranges from outright physical violence on the one end of the spectrum to far subtler forms of aggression — honesty being the subtlest of all forms of assault. (this from a psychologist)

What The Hey?

Feelings have now become more important
than character and integrity.

We can say what we think without being rude.

This actually happened

Friend: “Am I gaining weight?”

Me: “ Well, you have put on a few pounds.”

Friend: “Oh, so now I’m fat.” This turned into a tirade.

Me: Walked away.

Friend: Came to her senses, found me, apologized.


I have taught my granddaughter two things
you never do in life:

•never lie
•never cheat

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

My buddies in the LBC have their own tales to tell:
Ramana,Shackman,The Old Fossil

About Maxi

Hi … I'm Maxi, a retiree with an addiction. I have quit: raising kids, cleaning house, cooking, doing laundry—there is no end the list—everything is done on "have to." The addiction? Writing to my last breath. blessings ~ maxi
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