Integrity: Integrity is doing the right thing when no-one else’s is watching. It is choosing your thoughts and actions based on values rather than personal gains. Perhaps the surest test of an individual’s integrity is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect. This is to say, wisdom is knowing the right path to take while integrity is taking it. Setting and observing the highest ideological standards and doing the right thing is my hallmark. I do this not to my family only but to everyone who crosses my path as I walk life.
Trust: Trust is a firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something you can have full confidence in. Through communication, one can find trust in another people’s words. That is why we mostly hear people ask the question; “Can I hold you by your words?”. Communication is said to be the soul of the world and as such, as human beings, we want to live in an environment where communication freely flows. Where people feel free to confine in others, people feel free to take risks, to share their point of views and to speak the truth as they see it. When you fully trust somebody or something without any doubt, you finally get one of these two results; “A Person for Life” or “A Lesson for Life”. Breaking someone’s trust is like crumpling up a perfect piece of paper. No matter how well you smooth it, it’s never going to the same again. Trusting people to do the right thing and helping them to understand the underlying reasoning and realities of life so they don’t disappoint you is another thing I stand for.
Respect: Respect is not something you can ask for, buy or borrow. Respect is what you earn from each person no matter their background or status. You can force someone to respect you but you can refuse to be disrespected and you can only achieve that by respecting your very self. This helps me to value individual differences, culture and to appreciate each person for each one’s unique qualities. Through respect, we help bring out the full potential of each person.
In short, Respect is Earned. Honesty is Appreciated. Trust is Gained. And Loyalty is Returned.
Meeting the bar on dVerse, where Brian Miller asked us to write on our Philosophies on anything we believe in.