Discuss the significance of idealism and truth in an individual's life? Thank you very much!

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

This depends a great deal on the individual person.  Also, idealism and truth may well have different levels of significance for a given person.

For me, the only place where idealism really comes into play is in my dealings with my family.  I am absolutely idealistic when dealing with my wife and kids.  What I mean by that is that I try to do what I think is right, not what I think is convenient.

As for truth, I do value telling the truth in all important things.  I do not really think that it is important to tell the absolute truth all the time, but I do think you should always tell the truth to important people on important subjects.