The Insufficiency Of Honesty By Stephen Carter

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What is the main difference between honesty and integrity? In the article “The Insufficiency of Honesty,” Stephen Carter uses three situations where a person has honesty, but not integrity. People who have integrity always admit their mistakes, and tells the truth, even if the consequences are high; whereas, people who are honest, just tell the truth. Just because a person is honest person doesn’t mean they have integrity. For example, if a teenager took his parent’s car and he got a scratch on it, but the parents don’t say anything, he can either keep quiet and not say anything or tell his parents the truth. If he chooses to stay quiet, then he is an honest person for not lying. However, because he is staying quiet he does not have integrity.
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