Honor, is an interesting word. If you look it up in the dictionary, It means many things. However, the definition that comes closest to how I view honor is through the word integrity. Integrity is a firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values. A quality or state of being complete or undivided... Completeness, incorruptibility, soundness.
Temptation can lead to a compromise of integrity and honor.
A person of honor has good character, decency, goodness, honesty, morality, rectitude, righteousness, rightness and virtue.
A person who lacks honor is evil doing, immoral, unfair, exhibits iniquity, is sinful, wicked and generally has a character of wrong doing or badness.
If someone is honorable, they are not disposed to cheat, defraud or deceive another human being. Living an honorable life is not something that just happens – it is something that must be carefully and continually sought after. So, what are some examples of ways to lead an honorable life?
Vashon Borich, Sensei teaches traditional karate & kobudo in Branson, Missouri. She considers herself a life-time student of the arts. Her blog is an open journal of lessons learned in the martial arts. If you are a martial artist and would like to contribute to her blog please contact her.
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