There is absolutely no arguing the fact that normal life is full of ups and downs, good times and bad, challenges and rewards. Most individuals understand this, and most individuals can take some pleasure in overcoming the more troublesome times in order to work through them to the better times. An individual’s happiness and success in life is not therefore determined by the lack of problems they encounter, but rather by their willingness and ability to take on and handle these problems as they arise. That said, how an individual copes with and handles their life problems can most certainly affect their overall happiness and success in life, especially if they are doing so with honesty.
Leading an Honest Life
Our current society seems to be largely driven by the impulse to get more, and faster. However, one needs to consider that in many cases obtaining larger quantities of things in shorter time frames may compromise the quality of these things. This is especially true of solutions to problems that are “quick fixes” and less than honest in nature. For example, the individual who is suffering from money problems and cannot face the time and effort it would take to thoroughly unravel and solve these problems may resort to dishonest solutions, like theft, that result in less-than-pleasant consequences and certainly a lower quality of life.
Most individuals understand the basic benefits of making good decisions in their life, and in leading an honest life. It’s true that honesty may not always make things easier for the individual, especially when it may require the individual to face and handle situations they would much prefer to ignore or avoid, but it is also true that honesty can lead to much greater satisfaction and happiness in life. This is largely due to the fact that an individual who must overcome great challenges in order to reach an end goal is that much more proud of their accomplishments, and their goal is therefore much more precious to them. The simple act of working hard in order to achieve something has been demonstrated to improve an individual’s morale, which alone can do wonders for their overall happiness in life. An individual who questions someone who achieves success through honest means and another who achieves success through dishonest means will likely find that the honest individual is genuinely happier and healthier.
Leading an honest life begins with understanding and adhering to some basic morals that are agreed upon amongst society members. Obviously, this means that one is obeying the basic laws of the land and refusing to engage in any activity that can bring harm to oneself or others around one. Furthermore, leading an honest life also means that one should undertake those actions and activities that can help to improve one’s quality of life, and the quality of lives around them. This means that one may actually intend to seek out less-than-desirable situations and conditions in our society in order to figure out how to solve them.
The Benefit of Choosing an Honest Life
When an individual chooses to lead an honest life they will often find that many of the decisions they make on a regular, daily basis are largely dependent upon what their outcomes will be. This means that the individual’s life is better planned and more predictable, which also means that problems are easier to spot and resolve along the way. Anything that can contribute to the individual’s overall health and happiness is very worthwhile, which means that all of the effort it takes to live an honest life is definitely worth it.