We’re told to be honest.

We’re taught to be honest.

So we’re honest.

Then we get punished for being honest.

We get in trouble for telling the truth.

No wonder we lie.

It’s hard being honest.

Why be honest?

What’s the incentive?

Integrity.

It’s the right thing to do.

Respect.

We earn respect when we’re honest.

Peace.

We sleep better and feel better when our conscience is clean.

It takes courage and strength to be honest especially when we know we may be punished for it.