I came to suspect that this chain of attitudes may hold together the most self-possessed lives because of how repeatably and miserably I failed at the honesty link.
To those with courage, honesty is always worth the prices it exacts.
The wise always find the courageous path is actually the easiest.
The humble do not blind themselves, seeing with their eyes rather than their "I". This enables them to grow wise by gathering rather than shedding the lessons life dishes out.