Blog post from Friday, March 23, 2012:
True purity seems tarnished,true steadfastness seems changeable.
—The Tao Te Ching, ch. 41
Integrity is counterintuitive. Many things we consider part of integrity - consistency, purity, discipline - can be red herrings, leading us away from true integrity and into personal or societal dis-integration. By contrasting my gut-reaction ideas about integrity …
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