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One of the most important things in life for me is strict honesty. I make the following ideals my guide: - To be always sincere in all that I say. To say only what I honestly mean. When I make compliments, to be sure that what I say is only what is honestly and sincerely meant. To not flatter. - To not be afraid to be serious; My natural disposition is a serious one. I am serious most of the time and I don't feel it necessary to apologize for my natural seriousness. - To not pretend in any way. If I smile at someone it is an honest smile. I only smile when it comes naturally and automatically. - To not feel it incumbent on myself to make witty remarks, quips, retorts, etc.. I feel it is better to say nothing than to say what would be in poor taste, silly, imprudent or likely to be interpreted wrong or to hurt feelings. I say only what comes naturally and if nothing good suggests itself I say nothing. I tend to be skeptical of hastily made quips or retorts. - To never lie for any reason. I believe there is no justifiable lie, no such thing as a "white lie". - To not pretend to feelings of any kind. I don't ever fake feelings. If I feel serious I never feel it necessary to be light-hearted or gay. I am what I feel. Always. I believe that the above type of strict honesty is a very vital part of spiritual health. It is for me, at least. July 1977 More from SolitaryRoad.com:
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