Rhea of Sunshine: telling the truth


Morgan Kong

In this weekly column, Wingspan staff reporter Rhea Advani provides her take on a variety of topics.

Rhea Advani, Staff Reporter

Is honesty always the best policy?

Most of the time, I would say yes. 9 out of 10 times I think you should be honest. Liars are annoying and most of the time they lie because of selfish reasons. I also cannot stress this enough when you’re in a relationship. The foundation of a healthy relationship is honesty. If there is lying involved, it’s most likely not going to work. 

However, sometimes telling people white lies isn’t the worst thing. Maybe lying to your friend about how confident you are that a boy likes her, to help her feel better, isn’t the worst thing. You are protecting her feelings and in the moment, she will probably feel better because of you. 

Or maybe hyping your friend up about how they look so it gives them a boost of confidence, even if you don’t think they look their best, will internally help them. But these are small white lies that don’t negatively affect anyone. 

Lying about academics, cheating, ect, isn’t worth it. It’s better to tell the truth because one way or another, the person you are lying to is going to find out. Or even if they don’t find out, karma is going to bite you in your behind! 

The truth may not always be the easiest pill for you to swallow, but in the long run it usually always benefits you by telling the truth.