Knowledge is power.
This is right that we see so many people mostly criminals occupying the prestigious position but honest and sincere are slapped in an open without even objecting anyone. This is so shameful and disgraceful!
These thugs are the ones who loot the honest and poor people by their mean tactics and left them craving for help for which almost no one is actually ready in our society
It is only a matter of time that honesty remains shrouded in mystery and honest people become irrelevant but time will come and these sincere people will regain the trust and one day will not only lift the standard of poor people but will also be ruling the roost!
Honesty is there and will always be a cherished trait by one and all!
If we have an honest ruler, we will have good governance and the country will prosper. If we have a bad ruler he may get benefitted temporarily, but he may pay the penalty. But the country will suffer. So people should be wise enough to choose the best available person.
Duryodhana ruled the kingdom taking advantage of his father's blind love and affection towards him. He made Pandavas to suffer a lot. But ultimately Pandavas won the battle and Kauravas were killed. The honesty of Pandavas only made Lord Krishna to help them and see that they will be successful.
So being honest is never be wrong. Be honest and reach heights in the future.
Let me explain through this example - You are working in an organization and you saw something wrong in system. You voice out about it because its your nature not to keep seeing the wrong things happening. However, if that wrong work providing "gain" to that organization, you will be in trouble.The boss of your organization with their supporting staff will torture you obviously. May be you can be thrown out from your work and they will make your such image as if you are the only culprit of all the problem. You can't fight with them because some sycophants staff will be on their side. What will you gain from being an honest person? Nothing, instead you become villain in the society.
In my opinion the quote "Honesty is the best policy" should be replaced as "Sycophancy is the best Policy".