Uploaded by ajordan14777 on Oct 05, 2005
According to Merriam-Webster Honor is defined as “a keen sense of ethical conduct: INTEGRITY” but what does this really mean. Is this what honor really is. How does this relate to modern times. The answer is there is no answer. While it may have the same literal definition in different languages and cultures the acts or behaviors which are seen as being honorable are not always the same, which is why we have this discrepancy about what honor really is all about. Is it honorable to stand up for that kid that’s always getting picked on at school, or is it honorable to add to the kid’s torment and join in? These days it’s getting harder and harder to tell.
To me honor is being yourself, by that I mean not being afraid to be an individual and think for yourself as well as doing what you believe to be the right thing to do.. That is honorable in today’s society where people are being brainwashed and becoming droids and all having the same opinion about everything. It takes a real individual with a good sense of self worth to stand up for themselves to think, act and dress how they want. Honorable people throughout history have set the precedent for society. So in this day an age, where are these honorable people that are going to show us the way?
Honor to different people can mean completely different things, so it’s almost impossible to come up with one solid definition of what honor is. To some people being a brave soldier and dying for your country is honorable. For others, it’s being a missionary in a poor African country. While the deeds that are considered honorable maybe different, I think it all goes back to my point of being an individual and doing what you think is right. Those missionaries don’t go to Africa for anything. They go to bring the world of God. Those soldiers aren’t out there dying for naught, they are trying to ensure America stays free. While those instances maybe different, they have one thing in common, and that is that in both instances the actions are done because of some moral conviction to do what is right. These people are few and far between these days, and it’s really a breath of fresh air to see people with some kind of morality these days.