why is integrity important?

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  • maî
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    Integrity is doing the right thing, even if nobody is watching.

    Integrity is important. Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. If you have high integrity, you are trustworthy.

    If you can't trust someone, why would you want to be around them?

    Francis Bacon said, “It's not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity."

    John Gardner said “Men of integrity, by their very existence, rekindle the belief that as a people we can live above the level of moral squalor. We need that belief.”

  • 1 decade ago

    Without it one would have a lousy reputation. That leads to untrustworthiness. People who have to deal with an untrustworthy person would expect bad behavior, so they will take pre-emptive measures to protect themselves, sometimes by behaving badly first. Since most of life is about dealing with people, lack of integrity guarantees misery. I have just given you a completely amoral explanation, no appeal to goodness, etc., just pragmatic commonsense on why integrity is desirable.

  • 1 decade ago

    yes, very important... if you keep your intergity your a good person with morals maybe..

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