Friday, May 04, 2012

Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium: Sincerity

I think that I am a sincere person. As I thought about what that means, it occurred to me that sincerity is really an off shoot of other traits. A sincere person is someone who is honest. You can't be sincere unless you are honest. A sincere person is open with their feelings. You can't be sincere unless you are willing to express your feelings. I do feel that I am an honest person. Part of that is due to my religion, which requires honesty of me. Part of it is just that I am a person who believes in being who I am. I am not a person who puts on a public persona, and then acts differently in private. I think some people would prefer that I put on a public persona. I have a church position that requires me to be a leader, and to deal with many different public and personal situations. I think there are some people who would prefer that I be more refined in my public duties. But I am who I am, and I don't change that for different situations. Being sincere keeps me from acting differently than I normally would, just because the audience changes.

The same holds true for my writing. I say it like it is, and I say what I think. I do try to have tact, but I try to keep my sentiment sincere. And in that way, I think sincerity and integrity are dependent on each other. Being true to one's self is an integral part of true sincerity.

I wonder how sincere the other consortium members are. If you are curious, check out their links below. :)
Rummuser, Anu, Ashkok, Gaelikka, Grannymar, , Padmum, Magpie11, andAkanksha,Will Knot, Maria the Silver Fox, Anki, Nema Noor Paul Plain Joe, and Rohit
and The Old Fossil, and our newest member MAXI!

3 comments:

blackwatertown said...

Transparency does go well with sincerity.

Rummuser said...

Delirious, if there is one overriding trait that I find in your writings, that is total sincerity. And that is an endearing trait that keeps me coming back to your posts.

Grannymar said...

Yes. I'd say that with you, we get exactly what it says on the box!