Integrity – Will You Answer the Call?
I once had a boss tell me “You’re not going to tell me about that because if you did I’d have to do something.” It really bothered me at the time because I wanted to discuss something we were doing that was just wrong for kids.
As I read the following headline I couldn’t help thinking about this mindless bureaucrat (who was fired the next year.)
Aurora shooting suspect’s psychiatrist alerted colleagues of threat, but officials never contacted police
Things never “came together” because James Holmes, the shooter, had begun the process of dropping out of school. A few University of Colorado officials took the easy way out. After all, they probably reasoned, this isn’t going to be our problem soon.
When you’re tempted to suspend your integrity let this awful calamity remind you that plausible deniability just isn’t good enough. Maybe then there will be something positive, no matter how small, to be taken from this senseless tragedy.