Think Globally, Act LocallyHonesty is about so much more than just telling the truth.
In defense of a greater truth, I have lied, deceived, and evaded. It goes without saying that I feel my reasons sufficient; I do feel a bit of distaste for the perceived necessity of such a course of action.
I know who I am, what I stand for... and I know that there are situations which would force me into the mould of another's ideal, and that keeping clear of that morass of superficial morality and condescension is ultimately more important to me than giving exact and accurate information to those who feel they have a right to know.
I am preserving my self. Possibly, I am preserving my self at the cost of my soul, but I guess when that balance falls even, I will have found a place in which I can calmly lie down and die.