Honesty and Integrity, these are twowords that has a huge impact to each and every one of us. Sometimes we hearthese words, a lot of questions come out to our minds and then we keep onasking ourselves again and again until we are satisfied. It is very hard tocompletely know if we are an individual living with honesty and integrity. I know that everyone can controlthemselves and be honest most of the time. But there will come a time when weare pushed to tell something which is not true. All of us have already told alie. Be it to the people we love or to any strangers we meet.
We are completelyaware that we hurt other people’s feeling when they have found out later on thetruth. Truth sometimes hurt. Though it hurts, it is the best option we have. Ifwe are honest, then we can fix the problem at an early period. People tend to be honest in order tobuild up their selves. Being honest is one of the qualities needed in ajob/work because before they apply for it, they need to establish a trust thatcan last long or forever.
Honesty is the way to test if a person can be trustedor not at all. Not only in jobs/works, shouldhonesty be indeed useful. At any rate of time, people must have honesty insidethemselves for there are situations where other people might accidentally losttheir important stuff in any places.
Even if no one is looking, but at the veryleast trying to be honest just to yourself and to the Lord is very muchappreciated. In the Philippines, an honest Filipino taxi driver returned a bagcontaining 2 million yen to the owner who is reported to be an OFW in Japan.For that huge amount of money, the taxi driver could have used it to spend thethings he wanted for him and for his family but he still choose honesty overspending more than 10 years imprison.
The owner of the bag thanked the taxidriver so much that he cried his heart out because he has a family to rise.There are exceptions when honestygoes in the way. We have the right to tell white lies.
It is for the sake ofother people. There is nothing wrong saying a lie when the reason is for thegoodness of everybody. Just only promise to reveal the truth when the timing isalready right.
I believe that no matter if some says “The end justifies themean.” As long as truth is weighed at the end of the day, it is what important.For instance, you heard a bad news that you need to say to someone who shouldknow it first but then right from the start you noticed that he/she might havea heart attack when they hear the news.
So if I am you, I prefer taking thenews as a secret and if the person I am going to tell the news about is in goodcondition, then I am free to spill the news to him/her. Let us analyze thesituation before saying things up.On the other hand, integrity is notinnate to us. It is being developed over time. Many people are confused aboutthe real definition of integrity despite the fact that having integrity istaught since grade school. What does integrity really mean? According to OxfordDictionary, it is the quality of being honest and having strong moralprinciples or the state of being whole and undivided. It simply means thathaving integrity is having a strong reliability on moral principles and ethics.
When you have integrity, it actually means that you have honesty in yourself.If you are honest, it does not mean you have actually integrity.We can have integrity in our ownways; it is just that we should do what is right even there are no peopleacknowledging our own acts. An example of integrity is when a person apologizesto someone right away for doing a mistake. Simply by saying sorry, there can beseen an attitude of putting down the pride and learn to apologize frequentlywhen a mistake is being committed. Another sign of integrity is when adriver does not use his horns or drives aggressively when he is mad orsomething.
The reason why is because those kind of people who do not transfertheir madness to things means that they control their anger. There’s a lot moreof examples of integrity that people do not notice that they are actually doingit. They just realize it afterwards.
Integrity is very important in ourhome, workplace, school, society, anywhere. It serves as a root for creatingrelations with other people. One of thereasons why integrity is very important is because it makes us a better person.We clearly make choices that are not selfish and are righteous. When we are aperson with integrity, we can get a good reputation. Furthermore, integrity islow key appreciated by many. It is considered as a dying virtue nowadays.
People these days try to make the right choice but with selfish purposes.Instead the right actions they should have chosen because it is for the sake ofbeing right. Honesty and Integrity, these are twowords that reveal who you really are inside and outside. Before it is too late,let us make good choices for the sake of ourselves and other people. There isnothing wrong if we try to be an honest person towards something.
There isnothing wrong if we try to be a man of integrity. There is nothing wrong if noone is looking at you when you do a good act. Every right action you made willbe appreciated soon, just keep on doing it and I swear to you that whatever ittakes, it will make you whole.