Honesty is the tuning mechanism towards better understanding reality.
If you exercise deception, you weaken not only society (by causing mistakes), but yourself — ‘The end justifies the deceptive means’ folks keep reading to resolve their likely disagreement here.
If you can’t trust yourself, how can you trust anyone else?
Without trust, a relationship dies.
Imagine how that death affects our community.
Honesty leads to a fundamentally strong character.
It can be painfully (if not agonizingly, or even deadly) challenging to uphold honesty (just as it can be to uphold deception).
Honesty comes with the burden from adhering to the discomforting (if not deadly) truth.
Deception comes with the burden of continuously managing that deception to avoid the discomforting (if not deadly) credibility loss from exposure — nonetheless all of the stressors automatically pressing upon exercising that management.
Honesty is grounded in reality.
Deception is “grounded” in deception.
Upon asking a martial artist what happens when balance is removed, their honest response will be positive control over any move is lost.
Imagine martial artists trying to fight without gravity in a spaceship. Then in order to strike, they need actual leverage (grounding in reality) — e.g. pushing off a wall (or such). They can’t move by pushing off an illusion, so without actual leverage, they just vulnerably float there (no longer martial artists).
Balance is needed for stability, which obviously requires some form of actual grounding in reality.
Without honesty, there’s no true control or grounding — a disastrous recipe for psychological instability and its inevitably dangerously rippling effects throughout society.
Humanity will likely discover the physical ramifications of deception upon better understanding how the brain honestly works. Any harm proven by such conclusive science should lead to the just prosecution of deceivers, because they’re responsible for unimaginable amounts of suffering throughout society and history.
The end never justifies the means, because the means is the only honest end.
Time has been experimentally proven (many times) to be a spatial dimension. Human beings (at least generally) can’t perceive future (or past) space, but that doesn’t mean that temporal space beyond human perception isn’t happening now.
If you travel between two points in our familiar three-dimensional space, those points exist during your travels between them. There’s no objective reason to avoid concluding the same result for time as a spatial dimension — the past, present, and future are all happening in one moment (this one).
The end justifying the (discriminatory, violent, etc.) means is a serious example of deception.
Humanity would be wise to finally fully understand that fact, and consequently maturely ignore that deception to negate any public traction, or maturely remove that deceiver from abusive power upon that traction.
Feel free to importantly note that temporal space logically explains (at least hypothetically) the physicality involved in trusting your ‘gut’.
If the truth isn’t worth expressing due to presumptively more damage upon that expression, then silence is the only proper alternative when righteously possible.
Since deception inevitably leads to at least one mistaken (in)action, I challenge the excessively popular notion that the “white” lie is healthier.
Ultimately, it’s all energy. That’s at least based upon the best application of mainstream physics, which has proven the purely energetic nature of mass (see Einstein’s famous equation) — and considering no objective distinction has ever been discovered, because particle distinction is described by popularly trustworthy quantum physicists as blurry or fuzzy — space is also logically energetic.
Therefore the properties of space — e.g. dimensionality — modulate in number (e.g. so not just rigidly/linearly 3, 4, 11, etc. dimensions — as still commonly scientifically believed) and style to an inevitably dramatic (actually logically profound) expansion into a literal ocean of spatially energetic possibilities seamlessly blending the scientifically named multiverse into a truly boundless existence extremely beyond the reach of human/technological perception.
No distinction scientifically separates body from mind from spirit, so all three are physical (so purely energetic). In addition to mentality (ultimately consciousness) being energy, that inclusively means information is energy.
Distinction is energy.
Trust is energy. Distrust is energy. Truth is energy. A lie is energy.
Choose your energetic path (noting choice is energy, as is experience itself), but always understand that upon reality needing balance for stability (noting science offers no evidence even suggesting that reality can be unbalanced yet stable), as corruption is always in the way of correction, so too is correction always in the way of corruption.
Therefore we each always pay for our inevitable abuses/imperfections within reality without possible escape ultimately — so abuse wisely, if you will.
Do you have anything (dis)honest to contribute here?
To be honest I’m not sure.