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Your Views: Strive to be an Honest Abe to find true peace of mind
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Being honest is the best policy for emotional health. You can’t like yourself and other people won’t like you unless you are honest. You can fool other people about being honest, but you can’t fool yourself.

Being an "Honest Abe" will likely give you peace of mind and better relationships with others.

You can be rich, poor, young, old, sick, healthy, right wing, left wing, conformist, non-conformist, etc., and still be honest.

Nobody likes a liar and a cheat, so being honest will likely make your life better in many ways.

Jimmy David Haynie

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