May 2, 2017

Honesty

The secret to honesty revealed: it feels better

It is a mystery that has perplexed psychologists and philosophers since the dawn of humanity: why are most people honest?Now, using a complex array of MRI machines and electrocution devices, scientists claim to have found the answer.

Researchers at University College London discovered that at a physical level the brain finds decency far more satisfying than deception. The trial revealed that, despite accumulating a large amount of money, most participants derived no deep-seated satisfaction if the success was gained at the expense of others.

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson

No legacy is so rich as honesty
Shakespeare, All’s Well that Ends Well

Posted by Jill Fallon at May 2, 2017 10:39 AM | Permalink