Diplomacy is a tool for Self-protectionDiplomacy is a global term and is used at the national and international level by leaders. But actually, no part of our lives has escaped from diplomacy. In our lives, we face so many problems and try to solve these problems ourselves. To solve the problems and save ourselves, people use tact and diplomacy and pretend to be humble and cooperative. It is very helpful to manage and resolve any issue. Diplomacy is an act by which anybody can hide his negative sides very tactfully. Diplomacy can give self-confidence, self-satisfaction and happiness and can solve problems up to some extent, but it will be for a short time and sometimes it can lead to some devastating effects in the long run. Acting diplomatic every time can leave some negative impacts also like a person can lose his own identity as every person has some uniqueness which makes his identity and he can be selfish in the eyes of others. Diplomacy gives protection in the short-term but can harm in the long-term. Diplomacy can be used to avoid us from criticism and confrontations and save our ego. We can understand it as, when anybody falls in love, he/she conceals tactfully some evils of his/her lover. This act may give some pleasure instantly, but it may ruin their life in the long run. But if he/she discloses honestly and accepts that then the person can try to improve himself/herself.
There is a very thin line between honesty and diplomacy, and only a few people can accept their shortcomings honestly. But the difference is that they remain confident and happy forever. So if anybody wants to live a happy and peaceful life, he must be honest and should be a diplomat only in need. Honesty is the all-time best policy, not diplomacy. It is my opinion. What do you say?
Entry for Topic based TOW contest for the week 26th July to 01st Aug- topic- 'Diplomacy'