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What does this poem mean?

 
 
Chini
 
Reply Fri 14 Nov, 2014 04:46 pm
I need help understandng it. No Negative comments. Poem down below

Honesty is a good
Thing but
It is not profitable to
Its possessor
Unless it is
Kept under control
If you are not
Honest at all
Everybody hates you
And if you are
Absolutely honest
You get Martyred
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contrex
 
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Reply Fri 14 Nov, 2014 05:40 pm
What don't you understand? The poet is saying if you are totally dishonest with people you will be unpopular, also that you if you are totally honest they won't like you either. Not a new idea.
mcxsureshotcall
 
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Reply Fri 14 Nov, 2014 11:38 pm
@contrex,
Honesty is quality of God every people respect to God and honest person.
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anikpal576
 
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Reply Sat 15 Nov, 2014 05:33 am
search in google.com
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contrex
 
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Reply Sat 15 Nov, 2014 07:48 am
@Chini,
Chini wrote:
No Negative comments.

It is not realistic to make stipulations of this type.
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tedjames
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2014 10:20 pm
@contrex,
You have to find a comfortable mix between honesty and deceitfulness. If a used car salesman was totally honest, he wouldn't be able to sell his junk cars. If he was totally deceitful, people would hate him and never buy any cars. People love an honest person. A honest person you can always trust to never take your money. A honest person is usually not a rich person. If you want to be rich, you have to be deceitful in some if not most aspects. If you don't care about money, then honest will make people love you. If you love money, you can't be totally honest. Hope you get the picture of what that poem is about. You must find a comfortable mix of the two.
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