We teachers throw around the word "integrity" quite a bit. We chant this quote to our students as though doing so repetitively will some how rub off on them and will "make" them behave. The quote goes something like this:
"Integrity is doing what you know is right even when no one is watching."
Yet, how many of us practice what we preach? I know we are humans and not perfect, but many of us plan to go awry. We rationalize, "Well, if the boss isn't looking, who will know?" "If Mom and Dad aren't home, I can't get in trouble."
"Integrity is doing what you know is right even when no one is watching." Do you have it?