The benefits of honesty


When today’s contributor was tempted to fudge some numbers on a financial document, a last-minute decision to do the right thing led to unexpected benefits and a lesson in the spiritual power of honesty.


Why be honest? It seems there are some pretty compelling reasons not to be. Sometimes it might feel as if being dishonest can get us somewhere – like a shortcut to reaching a goal or getting ahead without having to work for it. Several years ago I got caught up in this kind of thinking myself. I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I was tempted to do something totally out of character and fudge some numbers on an important document to prevent a serious financial shortfall. I rationalized it by thinking that no one would ever know.  Read more on


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