Thursday, February 24, 2011

Honesty, humility and integrity

Just posted the following comment at Russ Florence's Journal Record column, "Score one for integrity":
Hey Russ - Honesty and integrity don't require humility. In fact, it is possible for a self-effacing person to be dishonest about his abilities and achievements. Such a person can actually undermine himself by appearing to undervalue himself.

Honesty and integrity do require rationality and objectivity - by objectivity I mean the ability to accept reality for what it is - not to distance oneself from it.

This leads to a healthy ego, not a lack of one.

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