I was holdng a can of Seagram’s Ginger Ale in my hand when I noticed it had a strange looking somewhat mythical horse on the side and beneath it the word: Integrity
Integrity? How could that apply to a horse? I looked up the definition.
Integrity, noun “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles”
“the state of being whole and undivided”
Then I looked for some meaningful quotes.
“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.”Oprah Winfrey
Supporting the truth, even when it is unpopular, shows the capacity for honesty and integrity.Steve Brunkhorst
I didn’t feel that either of those quotes could apply to horses. I believe horses are sentient beings capable of emotions and considerable intelligence but integrity is not something I think horses dwell on or decide upon. So what was the meaning of this word on the side of a Ginger Ale can beneath a stylized graphic of a horse? To be honest…….I have no idea.
But I found one quote about Integrity that struck a note. To me this quote speaks of what is happening in the world today in the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the war ,and the leader responsible for the death and destruction.
“Power really is a test of character. In the hands of a person of integrity, it is of tremendous benefit; in the hands of a tyrant, it causes terrible destruction.”John Maxwell