Character Matters

The following exchange caught my eye:

Totem Clan @ May 23 2007, 09:30 AM
Short and sweet, if numbers don’t matter then what difference does it make how a cacher does or doesn’t log?

Harry Dolphin @ May 23 2007, 04:10 PM
Honesty. Integrity. Morality.
To me, logging a cache means that you have found the cache and signed the log (or a reasonable fascimile thereof.) This is called honesty. You attended the same event one hundred fifty times?!? You logged a cache that you never found? Then you are a dishonest person! I do not want you for my doctor, lawyer, or accountant. You are not to be trusted!
That’s it. Pure and simple.

tozainamboku @ May 24 2007, 10:24 AM
I heard my doctor takes mulligans when he plays golf with my accountant. I guess I should get a new doctor unsure.gif

All other things being equal, yes.

I commented long ago about the politics of my daughter’s pediatrician. It bothers me to no end. I find it poor judgment for a physician to delve into politics in the work place.

I am a school teacher. If I tried to indoctrinate my students with my political views, I suspect many parents would be upset.

My state senator is a good politician. He fights primarily for the issues that are meaningful to me. But he tried to use his position as a state senator to procure drugs. I called him on it. Now I don’t vote for him, even though his politics are still the best out there.

Yes tozainamboku, personal ethics matter. If one is not going to play straight in a game that matters little, how can one trust that same person in a more serious position?

Here’s a scenario for you that I think illustrates this concept even better. Instead of it being your physician who took the mulligan, let’s say it was your priest. Now you are in the confessional. Are you going to have any issues with the priest listening in today?

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