Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Be A Truthful Rock

"The truth is rarely pure and never simple,”
Oscar Wilde

This quote popped up on my Interesting Quotes listed to the lower right of this blog. Funny, because I find myself pondering truth and integrity lately.

When I have discussed truth with my boys, I explain that truth is often an interpretation of facts. You can see an accident from opposite sides of the street and you will have two view points as to what happened. Both are correct.

Look at the facts and interpret your truth.

"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock," Thomas Jefferson

Integrity involves being honest and true to your character. You cannot be faulted for standing for your beliefs.

They are your core values.
No one has the right to change them for you.

What are your core values?


Phyllis said...

Pretty simple, and pretty much things I'd learned by kindergarten.

Be kind to others (or the golden rule--do unto others as you would have them do unto you)

Share what you can.

Don't spend money you don't have on things you don't need to impress people you don't like.

Accept responsibility, share success.

Leave (the world/the place you are) in better condition than when you arrived.

SOUL said...

i just wanted to say hello :))

good post tho
happy sunday

Mark said...

There are at least two sides to every story, it is in between where you will often find the truth.
Truth is a matter of personal perspective. I agree, to thine own self be true.