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Zeb Daw: Insufficiency of Honesty
Transcript of Zeb Daw: Insufficiency of Honesty
The author uses made up situations to help drive home the points he is making. He uses real life scenarios that make sense.
Rhetorical questions are meant to get you thinking. They are not necessarily to be answered aloud, just thought about.
The audience for
The Insufficiency of Honesty
is everyone that wants to build their personal integrity.
This essay is about the differences between honesty and integrity and why being honest is not enough.
The purpose of this essay is to help people realize that integrity does not only mean being honest. It is doing what is right for the right reasons.
The author makes great use of his own personal experiences in his text. They help people realize that it actually happens in real life.
The author uses fancy word like laudable, meaning to deserve praise, and exposition, meaning the act of presenting to view, to show that he knows what he is talking about.
Insufficiency of Honesty In Depth Analysis
"A man who has been married for fifty years confesses to his wife on his deathbed that he was unfaithful thirty-five years earlier." He is being completely honest but he is a long ways away from having integrity.
"As my mother used to say, you don't have to tell people everything you know. Lying and non-disclosure, as the law often recognizes, are not the same thing."
"For instance, when I refer to integrity, do I mean simply 'honesty'?"
"Integrity, as I will use the term, requires three steps: discerning what is right and what is wrong; acting on what you have discerned, even at personal cost; and saying openly that you are acting on your understanding of right and wrong."