Doing it when no one is watching

We talk a great deal about values and then often when no one is looking, corners are cut, we make exceptions, we let things slip, we make exceptions and say ‘it’s ok this once’.

Values are only valuable and have credibility if we strive to live by them and that means we have to exercise integrity.

Integrity demands that we stick to our values even when no one is watching.

52 years ago

52 years ago humans hadn’t walked on the moon, ok, I know some still believe they still haven’t. The Vietnam War was in full swing. England had just won the World Cup, that hasn’t happened again. Computers were the size of a bus and there were only two tv channels, both in black and white.

I could, if I choose to, broadcast my message from a handheld device, intriguingly known as a ‘smartphone’, while sitting on a train to the whole world. Wait I do, well not billions but people from nearly 170 different countries have read my blog.

I could, but I don’t choose to, have my own TV channel, my own music channel (I’m about as musical as a rock, so I’ll spare you, and so on.

We can communicate our message to anyone via many different channels, often for free. Before you had to be a government or rich.

We have all that we need to be heard, we just have to choose to and not to use excuses.

What will the excuses be in 52 years from now?