Integrity per Oprah Winfrey

Integrity per Oprah Winfrey - Pathmaker Blog“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.” – Oprah Winfrey

There are two phrases that have come to identify what may very well be the bane of our 21st Century moral fiber:

  • If you don’t get caught it’s not against the rules/law.
  • No harm, no foul.

It is easy to see why so many of our young people, especially those born from 1980 on, are so confused when it comes to integrity. Oprah, a Baby Boomer born in 1954, understands the true basis of integrity.

While we Baby Boomers understand why it is necessary to be integrous even when there is no chance of being caught or facing any retribution if we don’t, the Millennials, and those following them apparently, and obviously, have not had this ingrained into their very being.  For those who accept the validity and veracity of the Bible, we find the need for integrity summed up in Col. 3:23 – “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto man” (KJV). Once you accept the fact that everything you do is being observed and, eventually, judged by God, it is a little easier to follow these sage words of advice from Oprah!

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1900 – 1924 The G.I. Generation

1925 – 1945 The Silent Generation

1946 – 1964 The Baby Boomers

1965 – 1979 Generation X

1980 – 2000 Generation Y/Millennials

2000 – Present Generation Z or NEW Silent Generation

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