Feel free to hum Blake Shelton’s tune, but the concept goes back to at least the 20th century and John Wooden’s “The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.” Or we could push it back another half century or so to C. S. Lewis and “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.”
The concept is actually age-old, but I’ll quit playing connect the quote/philosophy dots. I’m still shaking my head, wondering if the Lululemon founder was raised in an all-male orphanage and as such, has no mother, daughter, wife, niece… I just cannot imagine any other reason an otherwise seemingly functional adult would say something so very, very stupid.
Some of you have been asking about my new job. I like it very much. I work in a very small service center, where mostly fire engines, but sometimes ambulances or wreckers are also in for repair. I am the only woman in our little “burg” so on most work days, the only other woman I see is the parts delivery person for one of our vendors. The four men I work with span roughly three decades worth of ages, and they’re all good guys. Two have daughters, two have sons, and all of us have “young people” in our lives we care about, so we all are role models, whether we like it or not.
I try to be authentic, always.
Who are you when no one is looking?