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What Ever Happened to Integrity?

 
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What Ever Happened to Integrity?
Seriously. It is lost.

Remember when someone's word was enough to bind them. A handshake.

Now, it is glazed eyes staring back at you. Rules that are put in place do not mean a thing if someone dislikes what you say.

Promises are fantasies espoused with deaf ears on the one's proclaiming them.

Integrity and its surrounding ideology are so lost in our world that we lie and twist words so often we have become accustom to it.

I made a promise to myself about 4 or so years ago to never tell a lie. It started as just an experiment to truly see how much I 'fibbed' and 'white-lied'. It was amazing. I found myself being disingenuous all the time. For my own pride (?). Among other things I suppose. But, to not make anyone think 'worse' of me or to not get in any 'trouble'. And, even to make sure my spouse or children wouldn't get angry with me. etc, etc.

Spend one week...no, spend one month not telling a lie, even a small one, and see what happens to yourself. Every time you tell one, even a small one, be AWARE of it and ask yourself why you had to lie, and if it was really worth it. And, WHY WAS IT WORTH IT?

I was finding out where all my faults lie, and I was on a pace to fix all those things, to be genuine, to show others who I am and not what I wanted them to see.

Then, about 2 years later, I find myself in a small corporate type environment. And, since I was wholly conscious of any 'lie' that came out of my mouth, I realize it was wholly necessary to lie in order to keep the job or do 'work'.

Integrity does NOT drive the system. The system thrives on disingenuity to prosper. It is inherent in our systems. Politicians, and business, commercial advertisements, loans, collections, elections, family stability and societal acceptance and keeping up with the Jones'.

Do it.

Make a week out of it.

Make a month out of it.

See how long your integrity lasts. Then, when you realize what I am saying is truth, don't point your damn finger at anyone. Instead, realize that we are all in this together, and start fixing it.

Start fixing it with yourself.
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Re: What Ever Happened to Integrity?
BECAUSE everyone IS studying the Master Rule Breaker, also called the Liar-in-Chief, who is also an illegal, alien fraud and liar !

Welcome to Demoturd heaven, 1984, where lies are truth and evil is good !
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Re: What Ever Happened to Integrity?
Are you going to talk? Or walk the walk.

I am telling you, you must do it yourself before asking someone else to do it.

This is one of the first steps in understanding where we - not only as a familial community but as a global one - must take and truly understand.

You can only understand things properly by experiencing it yourself. That is wisdom.

Knowledge is wisdom without experience.
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BECAUSE everyone IS studying the Master Rule Breaker, also called the Liar-in-Chief, who is also an illegal, alien fraud and liar !

Welcome to Demoturd heaven, 1984, where lies are truth and evil is good !
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EVERYONE does it. It has become global. It is not one side or the other. One side does not espouse truth. It is ALL twisted. The problem is not one side or the other. The problem is unaccountability and lack of transparency in our political system. Allow either of those to be prevalent within the political system, and the the political system would literally disintegrate.
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Re: What Ever Happened to Integrity?
I actually try to not lie at all. As you found out it can be very difficult, but rewarding too.
The only time I seem to stumble is when someone wants a truth that could hurt their feelings.. Question is, do you tell them and give upset or lie and hope everything runs smooth.
It can seem quite egotistical comparing ones thoughts to others when you say to yourself 'how would I like to be told' but I think that it needs to be done.
In all honesty I'd rather have constant truth than lies, as lies just lead to a downward spiral of more lies.. or at least remembering that first lie so you can continue your story.. it gets difficult to say the least.
The truth hurts yes, but at least you can really progress after it.. and not question it either.
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Resonates deeply
For integrity!!!

The more laws and rules the less trust
The more trust the less laws and rules needed

If we all treat eachother and ourselves with honor, dignity, respect and compassion there are no need for regulation
Only inspiration
Co creation
Thus we may change the systems and the world, inside out, by pondering our own intentions, like you state it so beautifully

Thanks and lots of love
rose
Truth and Love...
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I actually try to not lie at all. As you found out it can be very difficult, but rewarding too.
The only time I seem to stumble is when someone wants a truth that could hurt their feelings.. Question is, do you tell them and give upset or lie and hope everything runs smooth.
It can seem quite egotistical comparing ones thoughts to others when you say to yourself 'how would I like to be told' but I think that it needs to be done.
In all honesty I'd rather have constant truth than lies, as lies just lead to a downward spiral of more lies.. or at least remembering that first lie so you can continue your story.. it gets difficult to say the least.
The truth hurts yes, but at least you can really progress after it.. and not question it either.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28146064


I've become an extremely straight forward guy, and yes, at some points it makes people uncomfortable or whatever. But if your heart is true, then usually you can explain to people why you meant it the way you did.

And, if you have REAL problem with it, just shut up and don't say anything at all.

Me, I do not want to be around people that need to hear lies in order for me not to hurt their feelings. But, at the same time, I am very empathic and would not say something in order to hurt their feelings to get them to change.

IMO, that is running off of fear and has been something that has been developed throughout the relationship.

To lie and say otherwise is making them believe you are something you are not.
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The whole country has been a LIE, since the Republic was taken over by the CORPORATE " United States of America", and the 'Federal' reserve, with compounding of the lies through parasitic politicians, banisters and corporate states and towns !

Even the schools were totally corrupted during the late sixties, by the corporate federal government, and I WITNESSED it. The colleges and universities were next, as the liberals took over chairmanship of all departments, and ousted any who didn't 'fit in/objected' to the curriculum changes they made; high schools, junior highs the SAME !

No REAL history was taught either. JUST what was controlled by the puppet masters in Washington, via MONEY allocations that the 'town fathers', once hooked on the extra money couldn't tell the truth to their consituents. Lies and half truths or NOTHING; i.e. you were forced to drop it, or you were fired !

EWagle
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Resonates deeply
For integrity!!!

The more laws and rules the less trust
The more trust the less laws and rules needed

If we all treat eachother and ourselves with honor, dignity, respect and compassion there are no need for regulation
Only inspiration
Co creation
Thus we may change the systems and the world, inside out, by pondering our own intentions, like you state it so beautifully

Thanks and lots of love
rose
 Quoting: 141


Inversion is the key to understanding certain things. It reminded me when you mentioned inside out. If people could understand inversion and the mirror concept, it would change there lives.
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I am glad others are starting to get it...but I say fuck them and I act in integrity anyway...it costs me jobs, friends, girlfriends and the disdain of family members...so I have learned to largely keep away from people ...you can choose your words wisely and carefully and still go about the world in integrity - the right people appreciate you for it...I don't have a job largely because of this idealogy and have to wrangle odd-jobs and handy man work...you are right OP this is the world of man, of lies, of deceit, of self...I reject it and create my own.
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I actually try to not lie at all. As you found out it can be very difficult, but rewarding too.
The only time I seem to stumble is when someone wants a truth that could hurt their feelings.. Question is, do you tell them and give upset or lie and hope everything runs smooth.
It can seem quite egotistical comparing ones thoughts to others when you say to yourself 'how would I like to be told' but I think that it needs to be done.
In all honesty I'd rather have constant truth than lies, as lies just lead to a downward spiral of more lies.. or at least remembering that first lie so you can continue your story.. it gets difficult to say the least.
The truth hurts yes, but at least you can really progress after it.. and not question it either.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28146064


I will suggest that a lie on rare occasions represents integrity.
The actual Lord's Prayer Given by Jesus 2000 years ago.

"MY SPIRIT, YOU ARE OMNIPOTENT. YOUR NAME IS HOLY. MAY YOUR REALM BE INCARNATE IN ME. MAY YOUR POWER REVEAL ITSELF WITHIN ME, ON EARTH AND IN THE HEAVEN. GIVE ME TODAY MY DAILY BREAD, AND THUS, LET ME RECOGNIZE MY TRANSGRESSIONS AND ERRORS, AND I SHALL RECOGNIZE THE TRUTH. AND DO NOT LEAD ME INTO TEMPTATION AND CONFUSION, BUT DELIVER ME FROM ERROR. FOR YOURS IS THE REALM WITHIN ME AND THE POWER AND THE KNOWLEDGE FOREVER,
AMEN.

Nice video: [link to www.youtube.com] Make this World a Better One

Thread: Walter Russell Quotes Walter Russell thread
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I am glad others are starting to get it...but I say fuck them and I act in integrity anyway...it costs me jobs, friends, girlfriends and the disdain of family members...so I have learned to largely keep away from people ...you can choose your words wisely and carefully and still go about the world in integrity - the right people appreciate you for it...I don't have a job largely because of this idealogy and have to wrangle odd-jobs and handy man work...you are right OP this is the world of man, of lies, of deceit, of self...I reject it and create my own.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28613359


your soul will bear record of your integrity and it will matter. Those who don't have it, will pay a very sad price.
The actual Lord's Prayer Given by Jesus 2000 years ago.

"MY SPIRIT, YOU ARE OMNIPOTENT. YOUR NAME IS HOLY. MAY YOUR REALM BE INCARNATE IN ME. MAY YOUR POWER REVEAL ITSELF WITHIN ME, ON EARTH AND IN THE HEAVEN. GIVE ME TODAY MY DAILY BREAD, AND THUS, LET ME RECOGNIZE MY TRANSGRESSIONS AND ERRORS, AND I SHALL RECOGNIZE THE TRUTH. AND DO NOT LEAD ME INTO TEMPTATION AND CONFUSION, BUT DELIVER ME FROM ERROR. FOR YOURS IS THE REALM WITHIN ME AND THE POWER AND THE KNOWLEDGE FOREVER,
AMEN.

Nice video: [link to www.youtube.com] Make this World a Better One

Thread: Walter Russell Quotes Walter Russell thread
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The whole country has been a LIE, since the Republic was taken over by the CORPORATE " United States of America", and the 'Federal' reserve, with compounding of the lies through parasitic politicians, banisters and corporate states and towns !

Even the schools were totally corrupted during the late sixties, by the corporate federal government, and I WITNESSED it. The colleges and universities were next, as the liberals took over chairmanship of all departments, and ousted any who didn't 'fit in/objected' to the curriculum changes they made; high schools, junior highs the SAME !

No REAL history was taught either. JUST what was controlled by the puppet masters in Washington, via MONEY allocations that the 'town fathers', once hooked on the extra money couldn't tell the truth to their consituents. Lies and half truths or NOTHING; i.e. you were forced to drop it, or you were fired !

EWagle
 Quoting: Eagle # 1 28447870



Yep. And now, we are seeing these values everywhere.

Here is my thread on that topic.

Thread: Divergent Thinking, Never Mind the Linear - Change the Education Paradigms, Live & Learn LATERALLY
Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin Franklin award.

Changing the Education Paradigms...


[link to www.youtube.com]
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hang with losers expect no more
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those standards will differ on each culture

that handshake would be a bow in japan or a hug in another country

and the culture is changing because of the internet
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Resonates deeply
For integrity!!!

The more laws and rules the less trust
The more trust the less laws and rules needed

If we all treat eachother and ourselves with honor, dignity, respect and compassion there are no need for regulation
Only inspiration
Co creation
Thus we may change the systems and the world, inside out, by pondering our own intentions, like you state it so beautifully

Thanks and lots of love
rose
 Quoting: 141


Inversion is the key to understanding certain things. It reminded me when you mentioned inside out. If people could understand inversion and the mirror concept, it would change there lives.
 Quoting: Septenary Man


Yes, exactly!
Very good point
Bc even this world have been so filled with mind control and illusions on many levels to distract, confuse, impose hopelessness or whatever, there is still this quiet spot, the essence of the spirit at the innermost, where you may truly mirror your true nature and live from there...
No mindcontrol will ever be able to reach there...
Of course it will in many ways be a painful experience to wake up, but many wise people down the ages have realized that the reward of standing true and strong in your own love and light is far more rewarding than anything the outer world could ever offer
Truth and Love...
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I've become an extremely straight forward guy, and yes, at some points it makes people uncomfortable or whatever. But if your heart is true, then usually you can explain to people why you meant it the way you did.

And, if you have REAL problem with it, just shut up and don't say anything at all.

Me, I do not want to be around people that need to hear lies in order for me not to hurt their feelings. But, at the same time, I am very empathic and would not say something in order to hurt their feelings to get them to change.

IMO, that is running off of fear and has been something that has been developed throughout the relationship.

To lie and say otherwise is making them believe you are something you are not.
 Quoting: Septenary Man


I am the same bro! More often than not, I will not say anything, like you said, if it's going to hurt.. and sometimes the truth does need to be said anyway.
If only more people would tell the truth really, but I cannot see it happening.. lies are all around us, even in our own very texts that contain so called 'truths'.
Its quite funny really because I see guys on nights out saying all kinds of BS just to get the girl back for whatever ;p... but then I do always think, well what if they got into a relationship with the girl? Surely they would be screwed, or have to find out ways to back up the lie.
There are so many examples out there of where lies are just dumb.
Another thing people need to think about is backtrack over some lies they have told and think of those, how many were found out? Questioning seems to be the deal breaker for lies, you either have to be a master BSer, or just crumble over the stupidity of it.
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Very though-provoking, OP.

I would rather hear the uncomfortable but honest truth than a gentle, comfortable lie.

Also, I think a part of being an adult is looking at things to find the truth. It may hurt, be embarrassing, painful, but in the long run, cutting the fat offers more clarity and self-awareness.

(I'm not advocating self-cruelty or beating yourself up. Mass media and miserable people will be only too happy to tell you how stupid, imperfect and how big a loser you are. Messing up and making mistakes is a sign that you are human.)
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If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters. -- Benjamin Franklin
"Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'" — Brian Tracy: Personal and business training author, speaker, and consultant

"We are all, right now, living the life we choose." -- Peter McWilliams, Author

"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot." -- Michael Altshuler
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An old guy once told me.. A man is only worth his word, & if he ain't worth that, then he ain't worth much.

He died soon after that. I knew he was quoting some one else.. who probably told him the same thing, at my age. But I felt honored that he would share that with me before he passed.

I've never forgotten those words.. & now I've shared them with you.

Be with peace..
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Integrity is the attribute that I value the most in this life.

It's the cornerstone of trust & respect. If you cannot be honest with yourself and with others, then you will deserve neither.

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I spilled integrity on me once and walked through the town square, did I ever get the strangest looks.
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An old guy once told me.. A man is only worth his word, & if he ain't worth that, then he ain't worth much.

He died soon after that. I knew he was quoting some one else.. who probably told him the same thing, at my age. But I felt honored that he would share that with me before he passed.

I've never forgotten those words.. & now I've shared them with you.

Be with peace..
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You'd better not die soon, Nobuddy, after saying that. Lets hope this is not like the ring....
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we are all drowning in a sea of lies


it is almost compulsory these days in order to survive

u cannot keep a job or stay in bussiness if hour honest
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My kids and I moved in with a woman and her kids because she wanted it so much. I explained the theory of integrity to my kids in front of her and she changed. She started to hate and attack me. The concept of integrity seemed to wound her.

I don't know her anymore.
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My kids and I moved in with a woman and her kids because she wanted it so much. I explained the theory of integrity to my kids in front of her and she changed. She started to hate and attack me. The concept of integrity seemed to wound her.

I don't know her anymore.
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Good things you dragged your kids into that mess.
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we are all drowning in a sea of lies


it is almost compulsory these days in order to survive

u cannot keep a job or stay in bussiness if hour honest
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Sucks doesn't it? Still I believe in staying honest and true to my word.. even at work. What goes around comes around...
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integrity is more than just not lying.
its more than keeping your word.

Its doing the right thing "just because".

that, of course can be case specific, one persons idea of 'right'maybe differ from anothers.

and yes it starts with us, not what we project and expect from other people.

but its more than just telling the truth.
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integrity is more than just not lying.
its more than keeping your word.

Its doing the right thing "just because".

that, of course can be case specific, one persons idea of 'right'maybe differ from anothers.

and yes it starts with us, not what we project and expect from other people.

but its more than just telling the truth.
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Yeah agreed.. I guess its really more about morals. Integrity is something that I have not really thought about much or looked into really.. so just basing it off my understand of it.

But anyway thanks Septenary, you've given me something else to think about! hf
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dont worry about the others lack of integrity, screw em, concentrate on your own and it will always pay off in the long run.

everyone will want to deal with you if it is known that you are true.

so many losers out there, their karma is catching up.
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integrity is more than just not lying.
its more than keeping your word.

Its doing the right thing "just because".

that, of course can be case specific, one persons idea of 'right'maybe differ from anothers.

and yes it starts with us, not what we project and expect from other people.

but its more than just telling the truth.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28616884


Yeah agreed.. I guess its really more about morals. Integrity is something that I have not really thought about much or looked into really.. so just basing it off my understand of it.

But anyway thanks Septenary, you've given me something else to think about! hf
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morality maybe..theres a saying;

"integrity is doing the right thing even when you think no one is watching"

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