Print Friendly, PDF & Email

“Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.” ― Sigmund Freud

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators;

6. What does this quote means to you? (150 words)

“Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.” ― Sigmund Freud

Difficulty level: Moderate

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by explaining the literal meaning of the quote.

Body:

Write about the importance of being honest with oneself. Being honest makes one person aware of the strengths and limitations, virtues and vices and by doing so they can try and improve their character. Cite examples to substantiate.

Conclusion:

Summarise by highlighting the importance of the quote in the present day.