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What is Integrity?

Integrity is not supposed to be a very complex concept. The dictionary defines integrity as a personal quality of fairness that we all aspire to, having integrity means doing the right thing in a reliable way. It is a personality trait that can be admired, a person with integrity has a moral compass that doesn’t waver.

Being involved with the decision making when it comes to recruitment, I receive all the CV’s of potential candidates. I have noticed that almost everybody mentions integrity is important to them. Naturally the wiser choice is to employ someone with integrity as well as strong work ethics. It just makes more sense as those are the type of person that is less likely to be a disappointment.

Although it has become such a relevant term that is being thrown around these days, I find myself wondering, if everybody realizes the value of integrity, then why is the world in the current state that it is. If all those people that said they care about integrity really does, wouldn’t there be less murder, crime, pornography, or whatever other evil you can think of?

It is indeed an admirable trait to have, and I suppose that all of us strive to be seen as such a person, but I do believe that actions speaks louder than words. True integrity will be visible in someone’s day-to-day life. Without the actions that supports the spoken word it becomes meaningless. Empty…

The song that is playing off in my mind as I am writing this is These Days from Bon Jovi.

This song has been amongst my favorites since I was a small little girl in Primary School. It mentions that there ain’t nobody left but us these days. In this world full of suffering it is up us, a handful of people that actually understand the concept of integrity, to make the world a better place.

1 Chronicles 29:17

 I know, my God, that you examine our hearts and rejoice when you find integrity there.

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  1. I always tell my sons that integrity is what you do when no one is watching you. Ethics are the rules you follow, morals are the guide posts along the way. But integrity is how you operate in the world you are a part of.


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