Honesty is when you speak the truth and act truthfully. 

What is honesty? Many people think honesty means you “don’t tell a lie”– and speaking
the truth is a big part of being honest. But honesty means more than “not lying.” Honesty
means your actions are truthful, too. If you feel as if you have to hide what you are doing
because you are trying to trick someone, you probably aren’t being honest. In simple
words, honesty is about both speaking and acting truthfully. Honesty means you don’t say things about people that aren’t true. You are not being honest if you make up rumors.

Being honest means you admit to your actions, even if know you’ll get in
trouble. You are not being honest if you deny you did something wrong when you really
did it. Honesty means you explain how a situation really happened. You are not being
honest if you say something happened one way when it really happened another way.
Most importantly honest means you are honest with yourself. You might be able to fool
your parents or your teacher and others, but you can never fool the person in the mirror.
Discuss this with your parents or other important people in your life and record your
 Why is it important to be honest in life?

 Is it being honest if I hide my actions from others (maybe I’m embarrassed or I’m afraid
of what someone might say?

 Is it easy to be honest all the time?

 Other thoughts and ideas regarding honesty in life

Student: ______ Parent or Guardian: ________ Date: _______