Integrity

The definition of integrity is adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty. In other words, integrity is a hard thing to stick in this life we live in. How can you be honest and upfront to every single person you meet. You have to tell a little white lie every once in a while right? But what about adhereing to moral and ethical principles? Sometimes this can be an easy thing, but once you get older it gets harder and harder to stick to. For example college students have so many choices to make. College is the time that students try to figure out who they are and what they want to do with their lives. With this also comes many temptations for drugs, alcohol, and sex. Sticking to good morals throughout your four years or longer is really hard for most college students. To help stick to good moral conduct many students attend church groups or bible study groups but this doesn’t always help. I think it is alot harder for guys to stick to good morals just because if they don’t do what their buddies are telling them to do then they are perceived as being less manly and no guy wants that. If a girl gets pressured to do something it is more of a “she’s just a girl” type of response.
Once you get out into the real world though temptations can get even harder. Then you are of age to drink, so people tend to drink more. Then once you get a job and have to pay bills, money becomes even more of a struggle. More crime temptations come up; steeling seems to be easier to some people then earning their money the right way. But even though it is hard to stay with a good moral conduct, all people have different morals anyway. For example to some people drinking underage doesn’t seem like a big deal but to others it can be really bad. Some people say your morals all depend on how you were raised as a kid, but this is not always necessarily true. Many life experiences can shape your morals. Integrity is a tough word to abide to, but if you stick with it you will be a greater person.

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