In Masonry, to be good and true is one of the first lessons. Masons must always endeavor for truth, both within themselves and in their interactions with others. Masonry demands high moral standards, and its members strive to uphold these principles in their public and private lives. Without truth, there would be no foundation for trust and fellowship.
Overall, although many expanded definitions of the three principal tenets exist, at its center, the teaching of Freemasonry instills in its members a moral and ethical approach to life; and, as Masons, we must always strive for these values to guide us in our everyday lives.