Integrity is very important to people who want to live in a successful(#) and happy world(#). Integrity helps people create and build strong relationships (#) with one another. Integrity make ourselves better human beings (#) which lead to a healthier community(#).
Without integrity, our world would be one big mess. With integrity people work together and are honest with one another, to build trustworthy relationships.
Integrity is a value that is essential if you want to have a happy fullfilling life. Having integrity means doing what is right and honest when no one else is watching. Integrity is adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty. If you have integrity you will be a more successful individual and be trusted by others.
If integrity did not exist, then right and wrong would be looked at as one value. Integrity is an important value and people may choose to live with it or not to live with it. Integrity helps put together other values such as honesty, loyalty, and persistence. The type of person you are is brought out by how well you live up to the values that are most valuable to you. Integrity is the quality that creates and keeps your values and causes you to live dependable with them.
I work in a rehabilitation group home for ages 11-17. Throughout my work day I stumble over many situations where integrity is either used or denied. Just about every day, the girls ask me questions that they already know the answer to. I believe they do this to see if I will answer it differently. Some of the questions consist of; can we have this candy or caffeine? Can we please listen to this rap CD? Can we please be in each others rooms? All the answers to these questions is NO! It states in the rulebook and if I want to stay employed at this incorporation, I must abide by these regulations even if I disagree. I let the girls know that it’s not approved and they respond, well other staff lets us and besides no one is watching. This last time those questions were asked, I sat them down and explained to them the value integrity. Some of the girls understood, but some just didn’t care. I also used the value integrity because I want to be liked by the youth, but I am employed to be their youth care specialist not their friend. I knew that no body would find out if I let the girls do some of the things they asked but I would be in the wrong doing and not cherish integrity.
The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only of those things that can bear the full light of the day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day. What you choose. What you think and what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny-it is the light that guides your life.
I believe you either have integrity or you don’t. It’s not a value that you are born with, but it is a value that is developed, depending on how you were raised(#), your environment(#), and people you surround yourself with. As a whole community(#), we should all try to have integrity because then other values would be brought out and the world would be a more prosperous place to live.