Integrity is very important to me. I strive to be true to my word and treat others how I would want to be treated, or how I would want someone to treat a person I care about. I’m not perfect. There have been times that I have bitten off more than I could chew, or haven’t been able to pay a loan back quite as quickly as I have wanted. But, I will be the first to mention to the person I let down that I fell short and will work hard to remedy it. For example, if I forget my wallet and a friend has to pay for my lunch, the IOU is seared in my brain and I cannot rest until it’s repaid. That’s just how I am.
I do not cheat. Not only because I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, but because it would be a directly effect my moral character and devalue commitments that I make. My word is my bond.
I often take for granted that others value their moral code and integrity as much as I do and trust them at face value. Because, that is what I do. My integrity is likely the reason I get taken advantage of time and time again.
In effort to distinguish between what actually happened and my interpretation of those events, I will clearly categorize my posts as “Fact” and “Opinion/Interpretation/Hindsight”. That way you can draw your own conclusion. As I stated, I’m not perfect. Just because I study and analyze someone’s every twitch, tone, eye movement, and actions, doesn’t make me a specialist, nor a doctor.