Recently I came across a project that, initially, I became very excited about.
In fact, it almost seemed too good to be true.
The closer I looked, the more I wondered…
- Is this legal?
- Is this ethical?
I came to the conclusion that an argument could be made either way.
I had stepped into the grey area.
-An intermediate and often vaguely defined position, condition, or character
- an ethically gray area.
Could be right, could be wrong.
Could be good, could be bad.
After some reflection I decided that this was not a place I wanted to be.
For me, it wasn’t worth the risk.
A while back one of my boys had $50 stolen from his room.
Eventually it was revealed that one of his brothers was to blame.
This last week another $10 goes missing.
All eyes gazed accusingly at the prior perpetrator.
“Why, does everyone think it’s me?” he questioned.
“Because son, trust is like a brick wall… it’s hard to build and when you lose it, the entire wall comes crashing down.”
Is a short term profit, or an exciting business idea or anything really, worth losing that for?
“People of character are usually well-loved by everyone around them, but they make it clear that their first love is for the truth, even if it hurts. And that’s not a bad reputation to have.” -Jim Rohn
It’s easy to quote a famous person, or to spout a wise saying on your Facebook wall…
But doing, actually doing what your mentors inspire you to do…
That’s another matter entirely.