Integrity is a mighty cool thing. I seem to appreciate people with integrity more and more as I get older. It’s the opposite of slick, diametrically opposed to flattery and not even on the same planet as deceit.
It’s what it means to be stand-up.
I also appreciate cultivating integrity in myself - it makes me feel whole and grounded, like I stand for something. Like I know where the line in the sand is drawn, the line that I won’t step over and the line that I won’t have anyone else cross.