Being truthful means to speak
truth always and Being truthful also means never to lie about anything. Further
that, we mean what we say. We say things that reflect reality and are
pragmatic. Being truthful implies being truthful and sincere to oneself and then to the
others or society. Thus if one is truthful, then one is being a human being and
not an animal or a devil.
Devils and demons are not
truthful and not human, as they do everything selfish manner. They change as
the situation demands to benefit them only and to damage or spoil others.
If the society is to develop harmonically
then everyone in the society must be truthful. Imagine if some scientists had
not been truthful to the society, then the most important inventions would not
have been known and we would not have progressed as much as today. If the
politicians are not truthful to the people of the country, then the country suffers
and gets damaged.
Being truthful also means one is
honest to oneself and to the fellow human beings. If some are truthful and some
are untruthful, then the damage caused by untruthfulness is more than the good
shown by the truthful. Society does not progress. Humanity is affected.
Often one is not truthful because
one is afraid of being found out. One goes beyond such fears if one is
truthful. One realizes that other gains are temporary and a stable and
progressive gain comes from being truthful.
Many infamous persons cheated and
were involved in scams, but they ended up in jails or suffered some other ways.
We are to speak truth, be
practical and truthful about ourselves, in all situations of comfort and
discomfort. The tendency to speak false comes in some conflicting situations.
One must be brave to being honest and truthful. That gives us more popularity
in the long term.