Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s ever going to know whether you did it or not.
– Oprah Winfrey
I couldn’t agree more with the above definition of “integrity” by Oprah.
Integrity is not just about doing the right thing – it’s about doing the right thing for the right reason. One might be tempted to do the right thing for fear of what people might say if they knew she didn’t do something, or she might do it expecting some sort of reward or appreciation. But to do what one truly believes in, irrespective of what others may think or do, even when doing the said thing can cost one dearly, that takes true integrity. And courage.