Has integrity and honesty dropped or disappearing at work places? What’s the reason? Is upbringing a reason? Or is it a survival technique? Its been bothering me for a while…or perhaps its like give and take policy where your expectitations are not met or maybe you are not recognized for your contribution? Its kinda tough!!!
Its because people are still brought up to believe that they need to compete with each other. This leads to them employing the idea that they need to do what they can to be #1 and hold their job or move up or whatever. So people tend to do what they feel they have to in order to win out over the rest. The reality is that if we place value on morality, ethics and helping your fellow man we would be much better off and far more advance than we are now. Along the way we lost sight due to our social conditioning.
My advice would be to stop giving a f*ck. Be happy, Realize that your “work” has no bearing on your personal contentment, it is not what you do, it is the way or state of being in which you do something that drives moments of joy. If your co-workers choose to not fulfill their end of a bargain they made to you, kindly let them off the hook and then make the personal decision to no longer rely on them. No need to get up in arms over it.
I suggest looking up group thinking. It promotes competition and lowers the intelligence of everyone in a specific group. It’s not a survival technique, though. It’s the opposite. I don’t think human beings work to adapt. :) Otherwise we wouldn’t have grades in schools and hierarchy in our workplaces.
If there’s anything that honesty and integrity can teach you, it’s the ability to be honest and complete with admitting you’re not whole. Ironically people hide from themselves with lies to adapt and use the honesty to escape. It’s not tough. It’s fucking easy to lie and rely. The way we actually function is by moving forward at all times. That’s how we created political systems and will continue to change them every few years, because even if you are a God amongst men, you cannot make everyone believe in the same thing for too long. It’s not natural. For a man. I don’t know any Gods personally, but I don’t know people like that either. The only beauty in integrity consists in losing it for your own personal realization that what’s worth it is often what you can’t live without. That, disproves the existence of absolute integrity, perfection, and of whatever the fuck any system that goes against human nature does to program the truest robot that will please just about everyone.
Do you know that joke? One of my favorites.
At a job interview.
“What would you say was your greatest weakness?”
“I don’t think honesty is a weakness.”
“I don’t give a fuck what you think.”