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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.