Wednesday, April 4, 2012


We often use the word integrity referring to this or that in the understanding of another’s persona, demeanor, and deportment in both the public and private arenas of life.

Integrity has a lot of brother and sister words: character, decency, goodness, honesty, morality, probity, rectitude, righteousness, rightness, uprightness, virtue, and virtuousness. The word parents of integrity, truth and honor, were busy in their procreation of a noble family.

These words are phenomenal and powerful verbal connections.  Often times men and women in life, who exhibit or even claim integrity, miss the familial connection of the rest of the verbal family and lack some of the qualities needed for the fulfillment of having true integrity.

For example, integrity without virtue is a weakness of spirit. Integrity without decency is a weakness of the mind. Integrity without morality is a weakness of the body.

Integrity is not only an essential quality for all of us to embrace as a personal ethic. It is especially important for the youth of the planet to personally experience its euphoria and it is essential for the global elders who seek to lead and legislate via the dictums of now as we all rush into the future.

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