. . . Truth and Honesty
Someone told me once that the secret to the continuing success of her marriage was these two words. I had never thought much about the distinction (if any) ’til then, but after that I did, for some years.
I came to this conclusion:
Truth = not lying
You ask me if I have seen your glasses in the living room. I tell the truth: no, I haven’t.
Honesty = full disclosure
You ask me if I have seen your glasses in the living room. I am honest: no, I haven’t, but I did see them in the kitchen.
These are simplistic examples, but you can see what I mean.
I think the courts, governments and various media are full of examples of telling the truth without being honest; frequently this is a tactic used by someone trying to get their own way with little regard for consequences to others.
What would change if honesty prevailed? Worth thinking about . . .