Here is a reader submission from no other than Anton. Enjoyez-vous.

Maybe its just me but I have noticed that most people will comprise their own morals, ethics and thusly their integrity when it suits them best. People can live their entire lives saying one thing and then if they think it is best for them they will forget what they have been saying and the reasons why and do it. If people are prepared to break their word for themselves so easily, how can we trust anyone? If they're willing to go against what they have said, what is to stop them from telling others what you have told them in confidence? It is a very pessimistic outlook on life but I've observed it. I'm not any better though, I have fallen victim to it myself. For years I have claimed I would never be in the car with a drunk driver, that it was stupid and dangerous yet I have still done it on many occasions just because I wanted a free lift home.

I suppose it is to be expected, we are only human. Its naive to think that someone would place you above their needs all the time without consideration. People look out for themselves. Everyone else is an afterthought. I admit this doesn't apply 100% of the time because that would be too bleak an outlook on life even for me.

For all the negative sides of compromising one's integrity there is a positive. It shows an ability to grow if you change for the right reasons. There will be times when you examine your life and realise everything you have said is no longer applicable, in fact it is far from what you believe now, you may even be saying things now that you don't believe. You may just not have realised it yet." />
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Posted 16 July 2002, 10.07 pm by Alexander

Here is a reader submission from no other than Anton. Enjoyez-vous.

Maybe its just me but I have noticed that most people will comprise their own morals, ethics and thusly their integrity when it suits them best. People can live their entire lives saying one thing and then if they think it is best for them they will forget what they have been saying and the reasons why and do it. If people are prepared to break their word for themselves so easily, how can we trust anyone? If they're willing to go against what they have said, what is to stop them from telling others what you have told them in confidence? It is a very pessimistic outlook on life but I've observed it. I'm not any better though, I have fallen victim to it myself. For years I have claimed I would never be in the car with a drunk driver, that it was stupid and dangerous yet I have still done it on many occasions just because I wanted a free lift home.

I suppose it is to be expected, we are only human. Its naive to think that someone would place you above their needs all the time without consideration. People look out for themselves. Everyone else is an afterthought. I admit this doesn't apply 100% of the time because that would be too bleak an outlook on life even for me.

For all the negative sides of compromising one's integrity there is a positive. It shows an ability to grow if you change for the right reasons. There will be times when you examine your life and realise everything you have said is no longer applicable, in fact it is far from what you believe now, you may even be saying things now that you don't believe. You may just not have realised it yet.

Dot
on 16 July 2002, 11.52 pm
People just grow and change. So do their ideas, morals, and ethics. That's all.


DemonAnton
on 17 July 2002, 12.01 am
I wih I could believe that but I have seen it happen in a much more self centered way.

Can I just clear up I in no way condone drink-driving. Its stupid and its dangerous. I guess I'm just stupid.


Violation
on 17 July 2002, 10.22 am
Drinking and driving is extremely stupid and dangerous. I hope that maybe your riding with a drunk driver was a thing of the past and not something you practice in the present. I don't think I would be able to find someone who could replace you in the closet. =)


Dot
on 17 July 2002, 12.13 pm
I once road with a drunk driver. It was on my request, actually. Another friend, who didn't know how to drive wanted to drive home... I picked the person who knew how to drive. He wasn't that drunk, but he had been drinking. When I got home I sat in bed and thought about what a stupid thing I'd just done. I'll never do it again. I feel I really let my parents down by doing that, and I still feel bad about it to this day. It was a mistake. That's another thing... we all make mistakes. If what one does is a mistake... purely a mistake in one's mind and not a growth or change in ideas... then all one can do is learn from the mistake. I don't think one should yell at another for making mistakes. I think one should try and encourage others to live up to their moral and ethical beliefs and avoid acting like babies when others (and themselves) screw up. Screwing up is a human trait, all of us will screw up at some point in our lives and most of us screw up on a weekly basis. It's nothing to dwell on or point figures at. As long as one doesn’t continue making the same kind of mistakes, it's obvious they are a pretty strong person at heart despite the mistakes they may make.


Dot
on 17 July 2002, 12.15 pm
Uhhh... speaking of mistakes... figures is supposed to be fingers. Haha, I'm one of those people who screw up on a weekly basis. :)


Berly
on 17 July 2002, 6.51 pm
YAY! Anton!!! I'm so glad to see you submitted something. I liked it, too.


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