The Policy of Honesty

This is a letter consisting of all those which were said to me by my mother from the childhood onward related to honesty – consisting of a number of things which I can remember. I am not someone who is known to keep recollecting my childhood memories, and so I will adjust with all which I can remember right now and can beautify here. There is nobody like a mother to teach her children honesty and righteousness as they lay the best foundation.

My dear son,
I know that honesty might not work like you might have wanted it to, and in the current world of great achievers who make money out ofeverywhere with lies and cheating, it might seem to you that the other darker path is the more beautiful and stylish one. You already know that most of your friends and relatives are following a path with less shades of the light. It has become the way of the world, as the universe has surely taken a big u-turn in this century.

I know that you are consistently bugged by those achievers who consider you as an inferior person while they lied their way to the top or are lying about their achievements. But you just need to stick to your present ideas, those which you have been carrying with you for such a long time. None of your ideas should be without integrity, and you should pray to God with your promise to be fair and honest. You don’t need to be dishonest to make something happen. You have to keep your individuality.

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You should be a good person rather than an achiever. Always the righteousness and morality should come before money and power. Do you remember the movie Pranchiyettan and the Saint? As the saint asks by the end of that movie, are those people whom we hail as achievers, really achieved? Do we know if they are really happy or will continue to be happy just with all those money which they are not going to take to the other world after their death?

They will continue to pretend so that a fake image can be presented in front of the society and they can boast a lot. But lets not do that. Lets not be the dishonest pretender, but the true contender in the right way. You don’t need to pretend and be someone whom you are not, because that is dishonesty of the highest kind, not just to others, but to your own essence. Sometimes, you will end up with the company to which you don’t belong. Better be alone rather be in the bad company; be honest with what you are and what you need, and keep yourself as who you are. You are one of your kind; stay honest to that.

I have been busy throughout my life, as work has demanded me to stay away from you for almost the whole day time. But I have always hoped and prayed for you with all my heart. There might be moments when some of those friends and relatives might tell you about how lucky they are to have their money making sons and daughters who are married to brides and grooms from rich families and still making a lot of cash together, staying away from home. They will boast about their big achieving sons and daughters who have left them for money.

No, they are not being honest there. They boast about the same, but are really sad and depressed that their children are not with them when they are hoping to spend their retired life in peace. But let me be honest; I am very happy that you are with us when we have moved to a new place and are trying to keep our retired life going. Let these dishonest people not get to you, because you being with us throughout your life is the best things that has happened to us. Let the liars go on with their lies, but you should be honest and stay with your values, never trying to outshine them. Let the others lie and lie until the truth comes out of their mouths in the end.

#YoursHonestly
Mummy

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TeNy

A Letter on Integrity

I believe that there has been enough horror on this blog to make you feel that when I talk about the mummy, it will be related to the Egyptian dead which can come back to life without any thought about the fashion of the age. The thought about a civilization of the dead would still interest me throughout the day, but no, not this time. This is cent percent about my mother, and she will remain the only one person to who has helped me more than I could to myself until now. So here is a #YoursHonestly letter to her.

Dear mother,
I haven’t been that good with obedience. I have the history of being more reluctant to being obedient than Dracula is to garlic and cross. Forgive me for the vampire usage that comes in between, as I am being part-time Vampire Bat. Leave that sentence out too, as this letter is not about vampires or obedience, but about honesty. It goes back to the time when you taught me more of the integrity. You have contributed a lot to my early English vocabulary (I still remember the moments of learning some of the words), but this is not about the words, but rather on the meaning of the words.

You did teach from that proverb which used to say that “Honesty is the best policy”. But that was only the beginning. There was one thing that you had told me at that time – It was to tell the truth; for the Eighth Commandment always had more significance to you than any other, along with the Fourth, for which you always had a special love. The “Honest Abe” example was also something which you always managed to come up with, along with the “studying under the street lights” story.

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I have worked with that a lot, and have tried to stick to the same for a very long time. Sometimes it worked, but on other times, it has miserably failed. But I have never stopped trying. There are things that I won’t tell a few people, and there are times when I have avoided people because I didn’t want to lie. But those moments were actually worth it. But in the end, it had to be about truth, and I have tried hard for the same, even though there are times when the perception of truth has been strange.

There were a number of occasions about which we never really had a talk. One of them was related to the motor vehicle licence test in which I quickly went on to become the car expert, the LMV licence holder, but got one problem while taking the two-wheeler test. My legs had touched the ground while going through the test, and I couldn’t stop myself from not telling the truth when the officer asked, even as others told me to lie. The result was that I didn’t get the licence on the first try – but that surely felt so good to do it the right wat the next time.

I have had my dark ages, and I haven’t always been that good, but the middle ages passed quite fast and I have returned to my age of honesty, the age of true heroes and the magic of wisdom. I have been given that wisdom by you, and if I hadn’t lived most of my life at home, I wouldn’t have gained that. It is rather a gift that I will use, no matter how it works out throughout my life. If it needs repair, I will come back to you, but I shall never return it because I intend to use it.

I am prepared to keep it towards eternity, to my own smaller division of existence if not for that of the world. I don’t hope to achieve anything related to the same, but I do wish to spread the idea. This is something that I will pass on to the next generation. Even if I am to die now, I hope that I will be remembered more as an honest person rather than as a big achiever who mints money like a rich Dwarven smith, and it is a philosophy which I have brought into my life from you.

#YoursHonestly
TeNy

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