But it is always the honest policy.
Sometimes, honesty creates hurt, and sometimes, that hurt is created for no reason other than being honest.
The question is will you still choose honesty if it’s not to your benefit? What if it, in fact, may very well lead to your demise? Will you choose honesty to help others over helping yourself?
That’s the true conundrum behind honesty as a policy – it is not always the best one but always the right one, and sometimes, what’s right is very bad for us.