I try hard to be honest in my dealings with people. I never want people to think I'm not trustworthy or that I'm a fake. I will admit that I'm often TOO honest and believe me that gets me in trouble plenty (and I'm working on controlling that daily).
Today I lost respect for a couple people because of their actions. I hate when I lose faith in people because they compromise their credibility. It also saddens me that people do that. I just don't understand it.
With both these situations I felt angry at first and then was upset because I couldn't understand why I let it bother me and I realized later that it was because I couldn't understand why both of these people did things so mundane that had such big consequences. It hurt that I lost respect for both these people over something so small.
But that is life and part of human nature. We all make mistakes. I know I make them. I try hard not to lose my integrity and my credibility, because I do believe that they truly are the foundation of character.
Today was a lesson for me to reevaluate who I am and my actions. To ask myself if the things I do and say are worth the consequences, most of the time I know the answer to that will be no.