Mephisto said: Honour is a virtue that a culture was built around, it cited every nuance of life and was something worth living or dying for.
What is it today?
Does it exist any more?
How does one lead an honourable life?
A characteristic that simply doesn't get a lot of press, and is woefully under-appreciated, not that appreciation is ever the driving force of one's display of integrity.Quite simply put, integrity is being trusted to do the right thing at the right time, even when nobody is watching.
It is the same as it was 100, 500, 1,000 or 2,000 years ago.. . . What is it today? . . . .
Yes.. . . .Does it exist any more? . . . .
At its most core base, an individual must challenge his/her actions and behavior to pass the muster of the edict our Judeo/Christian culture has identified as the “Golden Rule”.. . . .How does one lead an honourable life?
Not so old my friend, its still there. "To love, honour and cherish..." Trouble is, far too many people today have very little respect for themselves and each other, their word is no longer their bond. It seems that today "feeling good" and "living the fantasy" has superceded honour and respect, and when someone holds someone else who has forsaken their word accountable, they are are seen as unreasoable or the bad guy.