Saturday, August 25, 2007

Integrity

The current Reader's Digest issue revealed the result of the global mobile phone test conducted by them. The personnel purposely left 30 phones programmed with their own number in various places over 30 countries. Guess what is the result? Before I read on, I thought the answer would be quite negative, but the end of the test showed a positive answer! Sometimes, in a crime-prone country like Malaysia, you and I(at least) have already lost our (my) confidence over our country security. How woule you expect we still have people return the phone to its owner? Thank God! Or shall I say Thank Teachers/Parents/Ancestors, with the great value being continued from generation to generation, we all are still clear that we should not take something does not belong to us.

I remember years ago, when I walked pasar malam with my mum and siblings, I was nearly stubbled over by something rectangle and black; I then took a close look at it; it ws a mobile phone (same as my previous phone model). My first action was to check the number (how stupid was I) and then tracked the number of home, dad, mum, etc and called. At that moment, I really asked myself should I take the phone or should I use all the credit in the phone before I returned. *evil* But my heart told me if I ever did so, I would feel guilty for the rest of my life (or at least for a long period) and for sure, my dad would come after me(this was as well the main reason I chose to return it). As what we liked to write in our essay during primary school, we would be rewarded if we are honest. And so, with little greed, I really hope to get something from the owner. *grins* When I passed the phone to the owner, I asked, "is this yours?"(another stupid question)" The anwer was a "yes" of course and the owner fleed after I passed it to him! How r**e he was!!!

My absent-minded dad misplaced his phone before and never got back though we called the number for tonnes of times! My friend lost her phone in a cineplex and never get back. This is as well to prove why I would have the feeling before I read to the end that the mobile phone test would have a negative answer. Perhaps I've lost faith in people especially when the murder, snatch-theft and rape cases happen so frequenly with snatch-theft happens every day!

Personally I strongly feel that integrity is of paramount importance! Without the strong sense of integrity, we can really be categorized as "moral-corrupted". I dare not say I am honest all the time. And to be honest, I copied my close friend's answer in Math Test2 in Foundation semester 1. I remembered clearly it was a trigo proof question. Why did I remember clearly till now. The answer is very obvious. I've been gnawed by the uneasiness of commiting a great "crime". I'm not kidding; I really felt uneasy. Last 2 week, I had programming assessment, when it almost came to the end session, still I couldn't figure out the algoritm, I was panic(this is for sure) and my friend passed me the pendrive to let me see the coding. Without any consideration, I returned to him. I know I can't let myself committing any "crime" any more. At last the tutor assissted me and I could finish the coding on time. I'm not self-praising myself here, but I really would like to say integrity is really very important. Our world will be much peaceful and of course we will live more happily with everyone has a strong sense of integrity... *laugh*

11 comments:

~K£cќ~ said...

Hmm i'm wondering wat happened if i saw a phone lying in front of me. But then i'm quite sure i'll return it although its a new model. Im a good human XD *being perasan*

And to be honest, I copied my close friend's answer in Math Test2 in Foundation semester 1. >> Its just a test lar =.= not finals oso, you're nt the only on on erth who copied =.="

ż£ż™ said...

And "to be honest", I've never been a honest person at all, in this context, no. But I will choose who to lie to and who not to lie to, those I swore not to lie to will of course, get the rightest info from me.*evil grin*

nostalgia.jesskang said...

Kelvin, even if all people copy, it doesn't mean I can copy; even if all people kill people, it doesn't mean I can kill people...

Last time, I was quite frank, I talked whatever it was true (or what I perceived as true); now I learn to talk something which may please people though it is not quite true. Like if I were a doctor, I would tell the the very illed patient having three years' life if he/she were pessimistic, at the same time I would tell the patient's family the truth that the patient has onl three months' life.

nostalgia.jesskang said...

Oops, I do not deny I am honest all the time>> serious typo error, I was blogging while chatting so the word chosen might be inappropriate.There were some errors too. I've reread and re-edited the post. Sorry..

~K£cќ~ said...

I didnt mean that you can copy if others copy and you can kill if others do it =.=. You shouldnt feel guilty bout it, we are not perfect, you cannot expect to know every answer to every question, if then maybe you should be god instead =.=

nostalgia.jesskang said...

Even if I don't know the answer, I should just pass up whatever I have in mind...

OSL said...

dat's cool..

jess, i salute u!

nostalgia.jesskang said...

But I'd committed a great crime before, that's not cool, it's a shame!

~K£cќ~ said...

You dun so super saturated la =.="

ż£ż™ said...

And to be forgiven you would have to hand out all of your money to me now, that way you won't feel guilty.

~K£cќ~ said...

Nah u got to divide properly me 90% zlz 10% @.@ ....