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The Concept Of Integrity: Explicitly Ignored?

By Rohini Iyer On July - 31 - 2009

Integrity, often synonymous with honesty, represents a person's capacity to stand by his righteous morals and values thereby not compromising with his conscience, especially, when the tug to perform any such immoral act dominates the keener sense of the mind and heart.

In day-to-day mundane life, such scenarios keep arising and most of the time we end up falling prey to the temptation, certain situations often demanding that we harden ourselves and do what is needed at that spur of the moment; in a way that's also integrity because we are doing what is right by doing a wrong because the "wrong" is what the "right" is at that juncture.

In the Middle East, at certain times, doctors have to lie by the skin of the teeth to protect the virtues of the girls so that they aren't abused sexually and physically; that's a lie that they utter but since it's for a noble cause, it's not compromising one's values but upholding the medical oath that the profession demands!

But the same when we take sports and sportsmen into consideration, alters the situation and the scenario immensely, transforming it into an act of cheating and sabotaging an opportunity that would have be...

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