rajukurup wrote: The word honesty is very divine . A honest person can be considered the most gifted one. But today the world is ruled by profits and in this world the word honesty has lost its fame.
Unfortunately, in a capitalistic world that we live in, money runs things. People need money for survival and basics. Some people are dishonest and lead their lives by deceiving, cheating, lying in order to gain profits at the cost of the honest hard worker. You have a group of people who steal and deceive because they are in poverty and in horrible situations they must fight for survival - some people are like that by necessity according to them, and hopefully later in life they change for the better (the petty thieves usually but not the harder criminals).
Then you have another related topic, an interesting one - GREED. It's understandable that we need money, but how much. GREED runs the world - where something is never enough - the wealthy who already have more money than they'll ever need, STILL want more and DEMAND for more more MORE MORE...... Company makes trillion $ profits, BUT next year, they WANT MORE, or else if they get $1 less, they claim they are in loss ! Question is, can one be greedy and honest ? Maybe, they might work honestly and be true to themselves and others, but they just are greedy. Can one be greedy and dishonest, YES ! This is what we see more of in society.
Unfortunately in this world run by greed and scammers, being honest means you are the odd person out, you don't fit, and you are down the barrel, struggling 9 to 5 jobs or online for pennies, in other words you live a life of misery unless you have a stroke of good luck and win big fortunes. It is common that hard workers struggle and dishonest and greedy people succeed because they often outnumber the good people and it is easier to profit when you are dishonest and "prey" on people's kindness and false hopes.
So where does this leave honest people ? It's not uncommon for the honest to turn bad and soon notice better results. But they have a choice in life - Life honest die poor, or join the dark side and gain wealth. Some might think I'm suggesting that all wealthy people are crooked and greedy, no, but the majority are greedy though
Just look at unions - you have people with secured jobs, great benefits, killer pensions that will keep them and their family safe at retirement, and their salary earning more money than they will possibly need and where people would kill to get even 1 / 3, and YET they DEMAND and DEMAND and DEMAND more and more and MORE MORE MORE MORE, of course, the more money people have the more lavish life styles they lead so they need more money to cover their expense. That's why you see many rich people go broke.
providing services and products which last for only few days or period and satisfaction does not last forever, i would say 75% of people in any field these days are dishonest in some way or other.
Only 75% you are very generous !
Nowadays companies are cutting corners and delivering CRAP products that cost a lot of money and are of subpar quality. Why more than 75% are deceiving greedy pricks ? Is it by choice, maybe not all are like that maliciously, they are like that to fit in - competition is fierce and if they are not as crooked as their competitors, they are a sinking ship. Sad reality of life. Even the TRUSTED brands nowadays that people remain loyal too are not what they used to be. And now with the Trade War between China and U.S. you can expect more subpar quality products pushed to the market - do you think companies can pass ALL the costs of tarifs to their consumers ? No way, nobody is going to buy the product - SO they will do what's best for their wallet - cut corners, cut quality, outsource from cheaper components - so the end result the consumer will pay more money for a lesser product, is it because of dishonesty ? NO it's because of GREED.
What industry will you see a lot of crooked and dishonest people, believe it or not - RELIGION - It's probably a more lucrative industry than porn and dating sites combined ! Ministries, TV ministries and all the crap programs you see on TV, raising money, buying hocus pocus bogus snake oil products, they live in big mansions and enjoy lavish lifestyles whilst people are dying of poverty and hunger - you'd believe that this industry would have the most pure and honest people when they have the world's WORST crooked and dishonest thieves!
Even DEATH is a lucrative industry, people shopping for their $100,000 24k gold coffin and pre-arrangements, etc, I mean for what !?!?!? Will they be enjoying that stuff when dead ? A typical PLAIN burial service here, the cheapest there is, is in excess of $25,000-$40,000 - The construction industry here is CROOKED and full of thieves, making it impossible to have light work being done, when you call companies for small jobs you get told to F off unless it is a job worth $20k or more to do.
So where do we fit in the poor souls who do not want to rob banks, steal, deceive, cheat - we are left struggling and wondering if our situation will get better, whilst the rich F**** are growing wealthier and destroying the world. What can we do - And those who will say that the rich people contribute lots of money to good causes and charity, please ! They do that most of the time to write off some of their taxes !
such cases will be easily recognized by modern people as they are more intelligent than in the past. this is mainly reflected in many circumstances especially in politics.So I would say honesty has bad time these days .
Correct - Here is a not so well kept secret. If people want to be dishonest, crooked, thieves and steal money whilst being provided guaranteed life long pension, all this and LEGALLY, without the fear of getting arrested and going to jail ? THEN it's simple, they should sign up to become a politician - They will be able to steal their very first day in office and get away with it, and even after all the money they siphoned and STOLE, once they retire or get kicked out whichever comes first, they will enjoy a nice 6 figure pension courtesy of the tax payers, that's right, we the tax payers give MORE money to politicians when they retire even after they already stole all of our money!
When you said in your post some people pretend to be honest - POLITICIANS is the best example - They pretend to give a shit and care about jobs, economy, wealth, in reality they could not give a two bloody ***** - they are in it just for the money and pension - many politicians are willing to sell their souls and image to secure riches. So all the bullshit you hear during elections they just want to get elected and cash the big money at the bank, once they are elected, all the promises they made goes down the toilet, it's OK if they lose the next election, because departing politicians have a life time annuity which is more money than they will need in 3 lifetimes combined.
So yeah - let's talk about honest business - you will often hear how owners are struggling ! Why are they struggling. Deception and evil reigns supreme - if you do not fit in, you are the castaway - and soon as evil takes over the world and chip implants are mandatory, you will be FORCED to join the bad side, if you don't well refer to Revelations for what happens next.
Trade war this trade war that, wall this wall that, going on the moon, going on mars, looking for E.T., looking for other planets!!! Whilst people are dying of thirst, hunger, poverty and disease. The state of the earth has gone BEYOND the point of no return, now it's a question of survival!