Ethics, Integrity and Accountability: Goes a Long Way




How many times have you promised someone that you would do something at a certain time and failed to do it? A lot of people trust in our word, in-fact our word can, in some cases, be the only hope with those who depend on it. How, then can you deliberately and without shame not stand by it.

Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people”. – Dennis Prager

Either way, someone always gets disappointed and perhaps even lose faith in humanity. All the empty words and broken promises do harm, not only to the disappointed people out there, but also to ourselves. Why? Because we present ourselves as unreliable, devious, uncaring and self-obsessed. Not only that, but we spread this attitude until no one’s word mean anything.

“A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody.” – Thomas Paine

We certainly do not care for it when it happens to us. This is what it means that, ‘what you do to others, you do to yourself’. May we have integrity and live by our word and if we can not, may we have the courage to say so. Let’s hold ourselves accountable and remember that ‘what we do to others, we do for ourselves’…


I thank you for reading!

I see you

Lungisa Sonqishe


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