Does the end justify the means?

In many activities in life: sport, politics, business, personal relationships, and families this nonsense of consequentialism wins the day because at first sight it appears to deliver.

But no matter how often the practice is exposed for the tripe it really is it won’t stop the likes of Lance Armstrong, Diego Maradona or Ben Johnson from cheating to claim the glory.
But this is headline stuff. Beneath this is a myriad white lies that justify wrong and injustice.
Last week my granddaughter Verity, whose by chance has a monica which means truth, recited in school assembly a poem about Honesty truth. By introduction she said that life is often so much more enjoyable and guilty free when we are honest with others and even ourselves:

HonestySometimes the truth,we are tempted to hide.Due to our guilt,or just simple pride.An exaggeration,may lead to a lie.Those that affected,may break down and cry.When honesty,we try to avoid.Relationships,are often destroyed.Our intentions,are not to distress.The only solution,is to genuinely confess.If we continue these ways,we shall never gain trust.For healthy relationships,it’s an absolute must.When we have done wrong,we should be honest and frank.People will appreciate,in the end they will thank.

Published by Rob

Now 70, I'm getting back into website development and brand protection, as well as showcasing the delightful artistic talents of my beautiful wife Lynne. My projection will encompass a lifetime of database marketing, as well as the Christian democratic socialist ideals of my wife and I.

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