The results of constant harsh criticism are serious and they affect people differently. For example, very critical people are very narrow minded and don't listen to reason. People who are constantly being criticized may react by constantly thinking negatively themselves. They think negatively about themselves and others and it doesn’t stop there. People who feel they are constantly being criticized may also criticize everything and everyone around them.
In our society there excites a general feeling of distrust. We live in a culture of false advertising and as a result we don’t know who we can trust. People are constantly afraid that the government, corporations and media, are lying to them. Stephen L. Carter’s article The Insufficiency of Honesty, captured my attention because it addressed this issue at its core and left me contemplating the issue of integrity vs. honesty. Currently, there is an outcry for honesty.
Emerson wanted us to believe that "truth and sincerity unsullied by ulterior motives" constituted good use. The only problem in that is even though you may be telling the truth, does it actually make it "good"? As in the exercise we did for class that showed how using different words we could make the same place sound attractive and then not so attractive. In both cases, we were telling the truth, but can we consider one description "better" than the other. The truth of one person may not be the same as the truth for another person depending on their perspective.
is an idea that comes in many forms, and has been around for quite some time. Although many realize all forms of intolerance are wrong and unjustified, many have taken the example of our past mistakes and carried on with hate. In times now, though, people do not need an entire army or following of people to show intolerance. Many of the narrow-minded, prejudiced intolerants have decided to carry out their hatful ideas on their own. People such as these have caused a rupture in society, creating fear and panic through all.
I am one of them. As I write this now I 'm realizing that I don 't tell people how I truly feel and I tolerate many things, making me passive aggressive and avoidant, which is exactly what bothers me from other people . The truth is, this is about being honest and facing rejection. The fear of rejection is so deeply ingrained in us that it can mask itself as many things, like righteousness, "being concerned", perfectionism, or avoidance, but it hurts people and creates mistrust. I tiptoe around people so much that I created this bubble around me that others see but can 't penetrate.
Struggling with wanting a higher grade or gaining the approval of others can be a factor in that decision. However we all have to face the consequences of our actions. I prefer to make errors on my exams and endeavor to learn from them. I believe that learning from mistakes is part of gaining wisdom which is only earned through time and experience. In addition if the cheater wants to someday gain the trust of others.
However, after reading both the article and the book on deceptive tactics, my perspective has changed, allowing me to have a wider view on the term deception. Nevertheless, I still feel uncomfortable deceiving and would feel betrayed if I was deceived during a negotiation. Even if it is a normal behavior or recognized method in negotiations, for me, I interpret this behavior as it implies and if you are natural at deceptive tactics than you are good a liar, in my opinion. On the contrary, even if it would be difficult to use deception as a tactic, I may succumb to the deceptiveness if it means winning the
The assumptions are based on what we have been told and what we extrapolate to be real. We must ask ourselves “What is true in the world?” It is easy for us to believe that we know the truth, but we must gain enough wisdom to understand that we are unable to completely understand the divine. One of the easiest ways for us to be thoughtful is by contemplating virtues and philosophies. The most important virtue we possess is an intellectual humility—the willingness to say we possess some knowledge and we know what we believe to be true, but we recognize we have frailties and weaknesses.
You can be honest about believing in something but if you adhere to that moral belief then you are showing integrity. American professor Stephen L. Carter wrote in his essay “The Insufficiency of Honesty” that “The first point to understand about the difference between honesty and integrity is that a person may be entirely honest without ever engaging in the hard work of discernment that integrity requires: she may tell us quite truthfully what she believes without ever taking the time to figure out whether what she believes is good and right and true.” (Carter) This shows that a person can tell the truth about what they believe but if do not follow it consistently, it means that they are not showing integrity. American writer Isaac Asimov said in his book How to Enjoy Writing: A Book of Aid and Comfort when he said “Integrity, is, to me, a somewhat stronger word than “honesty.” “Honesty” often implies truth-telling and little more, but “integrity” implies wholeness, soundness, a complex philosophy of life.” (Asimov) This further explains the difference between integrity and honesty. Integrity and honesty are not the same but are both very important to have based on personal
Often, I become an accidental liar when I say I will do task by a set time, but do not because I took to long to start. This happens far too often with me. Also I knew plagiarism was wrong before I was a student at LBC. However, I did not understand how easy it was to plagiarize unintentionally. But I have tried to be scrupulous in my attribution, it is an issue of honesty.