Truthfulness is a virtue. It is very easy and often very difficult to be truthful. Ordinarily, by truthfulness we mean speaking truth. But one should be truthful in his words, his thought and his action. If he speaks truth and does the reverse then he is not truthful. Therefore, to be truthful is’ really a very difficult thing.
We believe that there is reward in heaven for our noble deeds. Similarly we are given harsh punishment for our vices and miss-deeds. Truthfulness is a means of getting reward from God. God is omniscient. He observes all our actions. To be truthful is to win the favour of God.
Truthfulness has a deep impact upon our moral character. A truthful person is trusted in every work. He is respected everywhere. Even his children enjoy the result of his virtue of truthfulness. The character of a truthful person shines like gold.
Now-a-days, the meaning of truthfulness has changed. It is a deceptive word today. By trying to be truthful, people are telling half-truths which are more dangerous than pure lie.
Truthfulness refers to the state of being true and honest. Truth is what you told to others which had really happened.
It is really so difficult to tell the truth every time. A truthful person doesn’t only tells the truth but also he also carries truthfulness in his actions, words, nature, etc.
To speak the truth is a duty, and we must never deviate from it. ‘No virtue is higher than truth. ‘Truth is the highest attribute of God! On Truth, the whole universe is built.”
As per Indian mythology, truthful people rewarded by the God in heaven.
In India, Mahatma Gandhi has given a living example of truthfulness. He had adopted a policy of truthfulness and non-violence while fighting against the violence by the British rulers. He was never feared of death, as a truthful person can never be dominated by the fear & anxiety. By his truthfulness, people of India supported him and won the independence for our country from the British. The truth of Mahatme Gandhi is immortal. Across the globe came to know about his works and truthfulness. A truthful person like Mahatma Gandhi is never disturbed by fear and anxiety. Fear and anxiety enter the mind of a liar, not a truthful man. His life and character become an example for others. He inspires others to be truthful.
Truthfulness is very much important as it is directly related to a person’s moral character. A truthful person is respected, trusted, regarded by people everywhere i.e. in the family, office, society, among their children etc. Even after a truthful person has died, his truthfulness blossoms in the society and their children enjoy this in their career. The quality of truthfulness shines like sun-light forever.
The value of truthfulness is mentioned below in points.
- The moral character of a person improves if he remains truthful.
- Truthful people have high self-esteem and are more confident than a liar person.
- A Truthful person is gets respect, regards and love by other people everywhere.
- Truthfulness makes a people more humble and responsible towards the society.
- Truthful person wins the hearts of any person by his quality of truthfulness.
- A truthful person can becomes the source of inspiration for others. They become true guide and Guru for their students.
- Truthfulness is a kind of personal traits which can’t be measured by the money and it also can’t be bought by money.
So truthfulness can cure all the misdeeds of the past and prosperous the life with full of happiness.