March POWerful Word – HONESTY – Week 1

A big part of honesty is whether we tell the truth or we tell lies. What does it mean “to lie?” What do people lie about (i.e. grades, chores)? There are many reasons people might lie. Why do you think someone would lie about: (1) Their grades/scores at school (i.e. think parents might get angry, think friends might make fun of them)? (2) A mistake s/he made– and instead blame it on someone else? (3) Who they really are and what they like to do (i.e. Afraid people won’t like who they are, popularity)? It’s important to be authentic- the person you REALLY are. Why? We want people to know us and like us for who we really are! What happens in our minds and bodies when we tell the truth? We feel calm and free– and then we can take responsibility!

If you have time:(4) Pretending to like something they don’t/pretending to no like something (i.e. don’t want to feel different, don’t want to feel strange)?