(11-18-2006 09:55 AM)Happy Camper Wrote: I went to the deli next to our school today and ordered a green apple jones soda and peanut butter cups. I made sure to ask for a dollar's worth of change because I had to take the bus home. The lady gave my change and then a dollars worth in quarters. Being the quick head math whiz that I am, I told her she gave me an extra dollar and gave it back. The person behind me called me nice and said I was honest. The two guys behind her called me an idiot who wasn't going to get anywhere in this world.
I have my own stance on this but as many many people have complained to me, I'm an idealist and can't expect everyone else to be.
Is it really so ridiculous to try and play an honest role in modern society?
Looking back at it, I honestly feel different towards the subject at hand.
Honesty is generally the best policy, unless it gets you into trouble. There's an extreme and it's known as bluntness. I tend to be a pretty blunt person generally speaking.
Though sometimes lying is a necessary evil. Not huge lies, just ones which will avoid unnecessary conflict or advance you to the place you need to be.
I say a 50/50 split is the best way forward.