almost all of us heard the story “here comes the wolf” when we were little kids. what we can learn from the story is that we must be honest. however, there’re lots of phenomena of dishonesty nowadays.
being dishonest does great harm not only to other people but also to yourself. take the case of fake milk powder for example. after drinking this kind of milk, the babies had big heads while their legs and arms were still thin, which badly affected their health. to our great relief, the producers got accused and punished for all the serious consequences in the end.
having the reputation of being honest and reliable will make other people trust you, which will provide you many benefits and give you opportunities that others may not get. being honest, you will find it easier to cooperate with others and people will be friendly to you and support you. in a sense, if life is a long journey, honesty will be the backpack that should be taken along all the way.
let’s pick up our “backpack”—honesty, and start the wonderful journey!
nowadays people are troubled with mass of dishonest behaviors in society. teachers get annoyed when they catch students cheating on exams; consumers get hurt when they unfortunately buy some fake products; children are misled when they see their parents tell lies so as to evade the responsibility they should take.
why do people cheat? the main reason probably lies in immediate interest they may obtain by cheating. for example, a company, which manufactures fake products, may seem to win for a moment because it can minimize its manufacture cost by doing so. this kind of businesses, however, will be driven out of the market in the long run. for the consumers after getting to know the poor quality of the products will not buy them anymore.
the same is true of individuals. dishonest people dare not take on the responsibility of life. they cheat in class, in office, at home and so on. but the truth can hardly be masked. the moment the truth comes out they will lose their credibility, which is easier to destroy than to rebuild. consequently, these dishonest will suffer a long time because of their cheating behaviors. in conclusion, no one can afford to be dishonest in a civilized society.
honesty is the pillar of a society. people will benefit from being honest in the long run. that's why we say it pays to be honest.
recently, making promises seems very fashionable. we can see varieties of promises either on tv, in newspaper or from other media. as is shown in the cartoon, even a hen has learned how to make promises, we ail know that a hen's duty is to lay eggs, which should consist of what make them eggs, such as yolk, albumen. but the hen does promise what she should do.
with the development of the society and the improvement of the people's living standard, much attention has been paid to the improvement of the service quality. as required by our government, many enterprises and departments have promised to better their products or services to satisfy people's needs. they are also pleased to invite people to supervise what they are doing and what they will do. but much to our astonishment, some of them just keep promising all the time and never put what they have promised into practice.
in my opinion, silent action is much better than empty promises. all we should lay more emphasis on is what we are doing now and howwe can actually improve it. only in this way can the various promises be meaningful.