I hope I shall follow firmness of virtue enough to maintain that I consider the most enviable of all titles – the character of an honest man. —George Washington
Happiness in recovery and in society depends on our honesty. We create pain for others, and ourselves, when we are dishonest. True honesty begins within each of us and flows out to touch those around us. If we are to be true to society, and to ourselves, we cannot feel one thing in our hearts and outwardly speak different views.
There is no such thing as too much honesty. When we practice honesty in all our affairs, we discover that the reason for being honest is not because it is expected of us, but because we find that honesty avoids problems and makes our life happier.
When I am honest with myself and others, I am making progress toward greatness of character.