Living Well; Build Integrity, Not Hypocrisy

"You cannot do right
 in one department of life
while occupied with doing wrong
in another department.
Life
is one indivisible whole."
~ Mahatma Ghandi



Sometimes lately, I'm a bit dismayed at how much hypocrisy I see; say one thing, but do quite another. It becomes difficult to have faith and trust when seemingly surrounded by it. But then I meet those with integrity, honesty.  And I realize that it is a choice one makes, like most anything else. Difficult? Maybe. If you have trouble being honest with yourself - but try to work on that. Our fears usually are much greater than the realities of things. Life is so much richer for the effort. Imagine the freedom of having nothing to hide, but being happy with who you are, and where you're at. Your life will change, and all for the better. Most importantly, you earn respect for your Self. And gain the respect of others.
in·teg·ri·ty noun [in-ˈte-grə-tē]
1: firm adherence to a code of values: incorruptibility
2: an unimpaired condition: soundness
3: the quality or state of being complete or undivided: completeness
Synonyms - See 'honesty', 'decency', 'goodness', 'virtue' 
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hy·poc·ri·sy  [hi-pok-ruh-see] –noun, plural -sies.
1. a pretense of having a virtuous character, moral or religious beliefs
or principles, etc., that one does not really possess.
2. a pretense of having some desirable or publicly approved attitude.
Synonyms - See 'deceit'