Integrity: You either have it or you don’t.
This quote is a great example of how the modern meaning of integrity is misunderstood and misunderstood. This may be attributed to the fact that we do not have an adjective to describe integrity, which is a real divide in the English language. This \”gap\” has shaped and framed our cultural understanding of integrity. Without an adjective, impartiality is known only by the name, which makes it an object.
When used to describe a person\’s integrity becomes highly subjective, meaning that integrity in a person is directly related to who they are and what they value. As such, each person can have a different version of what integrity means to them personally. The difference in perception of integrity as being objective versus subjective is critical and is one of the reasons integrity is sorely lacking today. Integrity means your character more than it is something you have. This is one of the reasons why I am working to reintroduce the word integral as an adjective of integrity.
Examining this quote a little deeper, I found some other implications that may influence our perception of integrity.
This quote seems to indicate that the integral is a black or white distinction, 0 or 100%. It is important to note that in a theoretical sense, integrity can be absolute. Not as it applies to a person, but because it applies to a verb in one case. It is very easy to consider one action as one, for example when someone picks up the money that was dropped and returns it to the rightful owner. But a person, their life, and the thousands of actions they have done cannot be summed up as absolutes or intent when it comes to integrity. Integrity, as it applies to humanity, is of course a relative trait. Everyone has a certain degree of integrity SailPoint Online Training
No one is fully integrated, just as no one is completely imperfect. Integrity is something one can learn, develop, and strengthen over time. My experience is that it often works this way. Life experience tends to be the best teacher of integrity. To some degree, we all start out with a pure sense of integrity when we were babies and toddlers, and then start losing it because certain influences, conditioning, and events shape our minds and hearts, and it\’s inevitable that we grow away from our purest and truest selves. This can happen in the teen and young years and you see a lot of people who can finally reconnect later in life.
Extracting the third element of implication from this quote is that integrity in one person can be judged by another. This is a dangerous connotation because integrity is not and should not be a methodology for judging others. I believe integrity has a lot to do with the relationship one has with oneself, and also with an open mind and respect for the values and beliefs of others. Sure, we know again that there are some absolutes in one act, but judging a person\’s general character is speculation at best. This quote, if taken too literally, can give way to someone who can judge others wrongly and become arrogant. As you can imagine, a person who believes in this quote may think that they are integral in nature and thus may act in blindness to reality and the truth because they have convinced themselves that everything they do will be true and integral.
I hope the word integrative will begin to transform our thinking about integrity into a more real, personal sense, less of a subject or standard of perfection. The only way we can strive for a high degree of integrity is to accept that we are not and never will be perfect, and that integrity is unfit to judge others because of the inherent subjectivity of its meaning and definition.
The Rolf Method of Structural Integration Verses Rolfing & Trade
Have you ever heard the saying six in one direction and half a dozen in the other? One of my most influential mentors used to say this to me all the time as a kid when I would ask questions about something that was basically the same. I remember it driving me crazy when I heard this answer over and over when I was a little kid. Then one day it clicked. I asked a question and he gave me the same six in one and a half dozen other answers and I looked at him and smiled. I smiled because it made sense, in the end, SailPoint Online Training.
As we work hard to bring structural integrity out of the mysterious mountains to the fore, people are often confused about what this treatment is called. When we look at the most popular and common types of manual therapy, everyone knows about physical therapy and massage therapy. The number of people who have heard of Rolfing Structural Integration, the Rolf Method of Structural Integration, the Rolf Method of Structural Integration, or whatever term the school puts on its graduates, is just a fraction compared to physical therapy and massage therapy. Joe Public doesn\’t really know much about Structural Integration or Rolfing but the medical community is in the same place as Public Joe. So how do we explain this confusion in terminology?