Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Are You a Person with Integrity??
A person who lives with integrity is someone who is surrounded with temptation and sin but they still choose to do the right thing. Even though they may benefit from the sin and gain something, a person with integrity keeps their thoughts moral and virtuous. They are honest and if their opinion hurts someone then they try their best to make it less offensive. People with integrity usually are the people on the news returning valuable stolen items. A homeless man, Billy Ray Harris, finds an engagement ring one day. Instead of pawning or selling the expensive ring, Harris returns the ring to it’s rightful owner. That man is a perfect example of integrity. Even though he was poor, he still did the right thing. People with integrity don’t accept rewards, but they do however receive good karma. If you live with integrity, then you will have a positive outcome. In today’s world, integrity is like rainbows. You see it rarely, but when you do, it’s a beautiful sight. Just giving up your seat on a crowded bus to the elderly or pregnant mothers are simple acts of integrity. It may not really affect you none, but to that person it might’ve made their day just a little better. Integrity isn't even considered a chore. There’s a slight chance at least once in your day you did something that represents integrity. Even though our world is corrupt, once in a while we get to see a rainbow.
I never really considered myself a person of integrity. Maybe once or twice I've done something that would sort of fall into the category, but never something that’s made an impact. I would like to be a person of integrity, and there’s nothing really stopping me. I feel as though I just don’t recognize a chance to show the world that integrity still exists. I have given up some of my things for others, but honestly there was nothing I have done that would've changed somebody's perspective of people. To me, showing more integrity is a goal I want to accomplish this year. I want to be able to call myself “A person of integrity” without lying. However, I will try to do little acts of integrity, because I never know how a person might react to it. If I try harder and do what’s moral, I could also be the rainbow everyone looks at in awe.