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Essay on Honesty Imagine this You are at a MacDonalds drive through You have ordered only one cheese burger but when you drive up to the collection window the young trainee hands you a big bag filled with food and a handful of change There are two options do you A tell the young trainee that you only ordered a cheese burger which costed you only 190 and give back to him the big bag of food and handful of change Or do you B say thank you to the young trainee and drive off happily with the huge bag of food and all the change feeling lucky that the trainee made a mistake with your order Of course the first action suggested above A is the honest and truthful way to resolve the problem However unfortunately most of Austrtalias youth population would choose the latter option and therefore taking advantage of the young trainees mistake by gaining extra food and a whole handful of spare change Below is the definition of honesty from the Macquarie Encyclopaedic Dictionary Honest 1 Honourable in principles intentions and actions upright as in an honest person 2 Showing uprightness and fairness as in an honest method 3 Acquired fairly as in honest money 4 Open sincere as in an honest face 5 Genuine or unadulterated as in honest commodities 6 Truthful creditable candid Therefore one can by reading the definition above assume the definition of honest to be fair truthful trustworthy earned fairly Another example would be You are at a supermarket check out counter and you are paying for ice-cream bread fish ham and bacon which comes to a total of 43 It is your turn to pay and you hand the girl at the counter a 50 note However she is colour blind and carelessly mistakes your 50 note for a 100 note She then hands you a big wad of
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