Morals, character, integrity, what do these words mean... actually, the question is, do you have them. A man named Dwight Moody once said, "Character is what you are in the dark". You cannot see your morals, character, or integrity, these are only shown as your values. Someone could only show their own values, which are very important to themselves and everyone else. Integrity is the firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values. The way you show your integrity, character, and morals or how they are effect you in either a negative or positive way.

There are many causes to how your values are. So as you know, integrity is very important and it is important to have it. First of all, people may ask, "What are morals, character, and integrity", but they should know that they are mainly the same thing. Character means moral or ethical strength, or as H. Jackson Browne once said, "Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking".

John Wooden said that everyone should, "Be more concerned with your character than your reputation because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are". Morals are rules or habits of conduct with reference of standards of right and wrong. Socrates once said, "Moral philosophy is hard thought about right action". Paul Tillich stated that, "Morality is not a subject, it is a life put to the test in dozens of moments". Integrity is the rigid adherence to a code or standard of values. Denis Wait ly said", integrity is what we do, what we say, and what we say we do".

A doctor named Dr. Laura stated, "integrity effects you by either being honest or not. If you are honest, then you have integrity. People who say that they are going to do something do it". You can now see that character, morals, and integrity are very important. Secondly, people may think that their values may not effect them, but they " re wrong, they effect them a lot. Since character describes how you are and what your moral strengths are, having bad character could make people dislike you because of how you are.

On the other hand, if you have good character, then more people would see how good of a person you are and even more people would like you. Morals sort of describe the way you make decisions, so having bad morals could guide your life down the drain, while having good morals could guide your life minute by minute toward noble goals. Integrity is also very important. Having bad integrity could make you very non-trustworthy to others.

Having good integrity would make you very trustworthy to others. Knowing how important they are, you should always have good or even better character, morals, and integrity. Also, there are many causes for how your character, morals, and integrity are. One cause could of course be yourself. By hanging out with the right people and making good decisions, you could have good values.

Yet hanging out with the wrong people and making bad decisions would be having bad values. Another cause may be parents / guardians. Since you learn from them, if they have good values, you could pick up from them and have good values too. If they have bad values, such as they smoke, lie, steal, or any other bad choices, then you could learn from them and have bad values. Friends are also a main factor of causes. Friends who have good values could show you to have good values also.

If friends have bad values, then the could use peer pressure against you and pressure you into making wrong decisions along with them, then you " ll have bad morals, character, and integrity. For people to have good morals, character, and integrity, they muse hang out with the right people and make right decisions. In conclusion, nobody else could show anyone else's values, besides that person. You could show how your morals, character, and integrity are, how they effect you, and who can cause how they are to you. On page 4, Huit said, violent crime rates have increased 470%". All in all, integrity, character, and morals are a huge impact on everyone.