Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Integrity Matters

Integrity: (n) adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty. 
synonyms: rectitude, probity, virtue
antonym: dishonesty

Have you ever known someone whose behaviors and actions demonstrate a complete lack of integrity and moral fiber? A controlling person who uses fear to manage others? Someone who leaves a path of destruction daily? An individual devoid of common manners or social graces? How about someone who uses aggressive language and intimidation as standard behavior? I'm sorry to say I know just such a person. As a result of their own actions and personality, I believe this individual will have a trail of negative karma for a very long time. In my view, life is just too short to deal with such negativity, so I choose to limit interaction with such individuals at all costs. Instead, I prefer to spend my time with virtous people with a positive attitude, and a smile on their face. That's my advice to you for the day. If this helps one person this week I'll consider this rant worth the time it took to write and your precious time to read it. Thanks for stopping by.
-Rick Rockhill

12 comments:

Lois Grebowski said...

Hugs, my dear friend... please don't let turkeys like this get you down. Thanks for the reminder.

snowelf said...

I avoid these people at all costs too. I feel icky after being around them. It's sometimes hard, because the one that comes to mind is family, but luckily, I don't have to be around this person too often. I feel like people who go through life with a negative attitude just attract negative things and I feel bad for them.

--snow

Desert Songbird said...

Negative attitudes have the effect of a poison pill, so I avoid people like this, too. Have too much other stuff that makes me happy; don't need their bad karma!

KathyA said...

Toxic behavior affects us all. You're right in avoiding this person.

KathyA said...

Uh -- it isn't me, is it? :)

kenju said...

You are not alone in that, Rick. I avoid them like the plague.

Odat said...

I limit being around persons such as you describe too. You have to be responsible for your own happiness and well being. Keep smiling!
Peace

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Exit, stage left.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

You are so right, my dear. This wasn't a rant, dear Rick...you were just stating facts, and the truth. Avoid people like that at all costs! There are so many truly nice lovely people in the world---better to be surrounded by them, that's for sure!

lime said...

folks like that really are toxic. i'd also add the ones who lack integrity but have a veneer of respectability which draws in the unsuspecting.

CRUSTYBEEF said...

so very very true!

Tea and Margaritas in My Garden said...

I agree 100% Rick!

tea
xo

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