Most of us spend more time on building our reputation because we think the picture that we paint to our neighbours and the public is what matters most. We want to be known as generous, humble and Pius people. Well, it's unfortunate if that is not who you really are, and agony is been praised for doing something, when you know deep down your heart that you are just a pretender.
What determines who we really are, is what we do when other people are not looking. Those things we think of and do secretly, and we wouldn't want our family or friends to know. Therefore, if the things you do in secret or in privacy are not worth to be looked at by the people around us then our integrity is questionable.
Nonetheless, let's concentrate more on building a good character and integrity so that we can do good things in privacy and in public. Reputation is just the reception people have about us and it can change any time. Let's therefore, endeavor to attain integrity because it guarantees an everlasting good reputation.
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