We have looked at the importance of trust in our working relationships this week, as well as ways to build and rebuild trust once it has been damaged or lost. Honesty and Truth are facets of moral character that also include virtues such as integrity and truthfulness. Opposite of these values are the actions of lying, cheating, and stealing.
Honesty and truthfulness are considered to be the most important elements of trust. Truth is universally respected by even the untruthful! When a person tells a lie he will protest that he is telling the truth, an admission to self that “Honesty is King”. Lying is also considered to be cowardly. It has been said, “that truth, alone, may not constitute a great man, but it is the most important element of great character.”