Feb 3, 2010


Do we know what this word means anymore? Do we teach it to our children? Do we behave this way in our own lives? Do we demand this of one another? They still teach it in the military and our men and women in the services have it seeping from their skin, it is what sets them apart in the crowd. Not the uniform, but the respect and the code of honor they live by. We don't understand honor anymore if it interferes with happiness. We respond to it greatly in our fiction, case in point the Twilight series.

To help remind us, honor means:

1. honesty, fairness, or integrity in one's beliefs and actions: a man of honor.
2. a source of credit or distinction: to be an honor to one's family.
3. high respect, as for worth, merit, or rank: to be held in honor.
4. such respect manifested: a memorial in honor of the dead.
5. high public esteem; fame; glory: He has earned his position of honor.
6. the privilege of being associated with or receiving a favor from a respected person, group, organization, etc.: to have the honor of serving on a prize jury; I have the honor of introducing this evening's speaker.

Honor, honesty, integrity, sincerity refer to the highest moral principles and the absence of deceit or fraud. Honor denotes a fine sense of, and a strict conformity to, what is considered morally right or due: a high sense of honor; on one's honor.
Honesty denotes the presence of probity and particularly the absence of deceit or fraud, esp. in business dealings: uncompromising honesty and trustworthiness.
Integrity indicates a soundness of moral principle that no power or influence can impair: a man of unquestioned integrity and dependability.
Sincerity implies absence of dissimulation or deceit, and a strong adherence to truth: His sincerity was evident in every word.

Taken from: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/honor