There was a farmer who sold a pound of butter to the baker. One day, the baker decided to weigh the butter to see if he was actually getting a pound and he found that he was not. This angered him and he took the farmer to court.
The judge asked the farmer if he was using any measure. The farmer replied, “Your Honour, I am primitive. I don’t have a proper measure, but I do have a scale.”
The judge asked, “Then how do you weigh the butter?”
The farmer replied, “Your Honour, since long before the baker started buying butter from me, I have been buying a pound of bread from him. Everyday, when the baker brings the bread, I put it on the scale and give him the same weight in butter.”
Honesty and dishonesty become a habit. Some people practise dishonesty and can lie with a straight face. Some even don’t know what the truth is any more. We get back in life what we give to others. Honesty is the best gift you can give.