Intergrity is described by WordWeb as:
An undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
I view some of my blogs as a front to display my inner thoughts and principles.Â As I am from the Catholic faith, there are several things that we are expected to uphold and to stay away from.
Not long ago, I received an advance payment to write a few posts for USD125.Â The money was put into my PayPal.Â But I struggled with the temptations and the inner desire not to be associated with certain quarters.Â Today, I received an assignment to write about a certain faith and certain group of people seeking friendships.Â I had to reject the offerÂ again.Â Â No doubt Â all the mentioned sites did notÂ insist for me to promote or write only positive reviews, there is a certain nagging feeling.
I dare not say for sure that I will always reject suchÂ assignments.Â For example, there is a couple of funny videos on Jewish dating which I had fun sharing with my blog readers.Â Â I put for discussion the thought of finding Russian brides on my personal blog.Â Â No doubt I get paid for them, I find that it is more the controversy or funny part of it that I like to discuss and gather thoughts from others.
I had also written about plastic surgeries (which is not allowed in my faith) but they are more to challenge the readers to think whether it is worth going through.Â I find doing these assignments which I feel are on the borderline rather challenging because I have to phrase the posts without falling on either side.
It is the hardest to remain neutral than to write positive or negative posts because one need to stay subtle without having our posts rejected.
So, what price integrity?Â Well, I don’t know.
menj(December 8, 2006 - 12:53 am)
Well there are ways to make the posts slant to your own personal beliefs without sounding either positive or negative. Its just a matter of playing with semantics :)
Ah Pek(December 8, 2006 - 5:46 am)
Integrity is is in the heart, my good woman.
Samm(December 8, 2006 - 1:32 pm)
we just write what we feel is right…. the nagging inner feeling will tell you.