..My Honour is My Life.
One thing that I can’t grasp in the world is that most people are not honourable. Most people do not say what they mean or mean what they say. Or at least that is what I guess since people will say one thing to me and another to someone else about me.
It probably won’t surprise you to hear that I am a Health & Safety Manager. My job is to ensure the Health, Safety, and Wellbeing of the group of companies I work for. My character traits lend well to this since I am logical, methodical, thorough, think out of the box, and Honourable.
But most people aren’t, are they? I get asked questions all the time, people ask me about what they can do, what they can’t do, the specifics of a particular protocol, or just what is happening in the company or where I’m headed next after their site visit.
And I tell them. Everything. The truth (except where I know something in confidence).
Then, so I am told, people will feed me rubbish. Be nice to my face and then talk trash about me when I am gone. Tell me what they think I want to hear and then do what they like when I am gone.
I am not naive, I know that people can’t always agree with what I say and are capable being polite to people they don’t like (actually I find that incredibly difficult), but to use my honesty for their own advancement and by luring me to talking about things that they then use to warn others or deceive is not a nice, Honourable, thing to do.
What can’t people just be Honourable? Say what they mean in a polite way, and compromise on issues until everything is sorted out to everyone’s satisfaction?
I am Honourable. I am Honest. I have Integrity.
I pride myself that I am a good person, that tells the truth, that stands by my values, that treats people fairly, that is selfless, thoughtful, kind, chivalrous, warm, gentle, honest and Honourable.
I really live by ‘Est Sularus Oth Mithas’