What Is Honor

By Mark Antony Rossi

What is honor but the innate impulse to do right regardless of fashion or fate. Regardless of fashion or fate. Sadly, this characteristic is found less than a photograph of Bigfoot in your average workplace.      What passes for normalcy these days in the office is petty politics instead of performance. Maintaining standards and reaching goals are old hat compared to ratting out your team mates and sucking up to micromanaging morons your company selects for higher management.

These are the very reasons millions go to work unhappy and seek the exit door faster than a bum on a bologna sandwich. These are the reasons people come home stressed and torn because they are forced to pretend before offending lesser employees more willing to chase them than adhere to common decency and perform their assigned duties.

You have heard of stories of people stating they lost themselves in a long-term relationship. But what about that group of special people whom have lost parts of their hearts and souls on jobs unwilling to appreciate their hard work, knowledge or passion. This group has lost something deeper and more profound.

The best a workplace environment has to offer directly flows from the leadership. I know this fact to a core and religiously practice it as a leader because it is the open secret of success. Treat your people right and the mission is accomplished. A simple most human lesson beyond professionalism but rooted in the basic rules of honor and fair play.

What is honor but the innate impulse to do right regardless of fashion or fate. And why is this proven concept such a dilemma for companies, governments and religion. Control is the only reason. The honorable leader will direct you to an advertised and achievable goal for the collective interest.  All others in charge are seeking control of you for their interest. In short you won’t find honor out in the world until you find it first in yourself. It’s about self-respect. With that in place, no one, even the honorable, can boss you around.

About the Author: Mark Antony Rossi is a poet, playwright and author of the bioethics volume “Dark Tech” now available from Amazon. His most recent plays have been produced in Liverpool and New York.


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