Institution: Name: Date: Instructor: Integrity Integrity is a strong personal conviction to do the right thing at all times regardless of the underlying situation. Integrity is what enables a person to develop independent distinguishing characteristics by abiding their disposition and portraying a strong stand despite the public pressure to conform. Integrity follows three step by step processes which includes understanding the right and the wrong thing following the right decision and making a clear declaration to abide by your right decision. Nevertheless the current social setting seems to be devoid of knowledge in pursuing integrity. As a matter of fact in the current generation integrity seems to have declined because of the declining trend in honesty. Honesty refers to the virtue of being truthful based on one’s opinion. Honesty therefore cannot be substituted with integrity but is a subset of integrity. The increasing level of societal moral decline has clear that honesty is not an alternative to integrity because an individual in their clear mind may be honesty yet against the moral code of conduct. For instance a rich person may honestly consider themselves more important than others in the same social set-up yet such conduct reflects pride of life which is unethical and against the social code of conduct. Therefore integrity refers to honest convictions of a person which are in line with the rule of morality as guided by the accepted social code of conduct. Works cited Carter Stephen L. "The insufficiency of honesty." PM. Public Management 78.10 (1996) Fried Charles. Medical Experimentation: Personal Integrity and Social Policy: New Edition. Oxford University Press 2016 Kang H. W. Lee S. J. Ko I. K. Kengla C. Yoo J. J. &Atala A. A 3D bioprinting system to produce human-scale tissue constructs with structural integrity. Nature biotechnology 34.3. (2016) [...]
Hello, I have to write an essay on integrity a minimum of 3 pages. In this essay I have to give modern day examples where honesty isn't enough and where integrity is lacking. I have to give my reason why integrity is important. I also have to answer the questions - is integrity on decline? and how can we nurture it? and do people show courage? We read "insufficiency of honesty" by stephen L. carter so I would like to add some things from there into the paper. For example maybe mention how the author states integrity has 3 steps 1. discerning what is right and wrong. 2. acting on that decision. 3. saying that you are acting on your own decision.