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What is Honor, to you?

Asked by Knotmyday (7511points) October 1st, 2008

To all those contemplating links to a Wiki or a dictionary site, shame.

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queenzboulevard's avatar

Honor is always being respectful and humble in every situation. It’s when you don’t do things selfishly. It’s also a verb meaning to keep something *honoring an agreement :)

tinyfaery's avatar

Keeping promises, maintaining responsibilities, treating others with respect and kindness. Basically, being accountable for what you say and what you do.

augustlan's avatar

Doing the right thing, even when it’s not the easy thing, and even when no one but you will know about it.

drhat77's avatar

Honor is knowing who you are, what you stand for, and speaking up when necessary

wildflower's avatar

On a good day: Your motivation to do good in an ethical and respectable manner
On a bad day: Your excuse for reckless actions to satisfy your pride

delirium's avatar

When no one has to ask you to keep promises anymore because they know that you respect humanity enough to not breath a word.

JackAdams's avatar

All of the above.

bodyhead's avatar

One with true honor will do the right thing when no one is looking. They will do right even when there’s no chance of anyone else finding out.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Honor to me is a misspelled word.

bodyhead's avatar

@Lightlyseared, Wow. Way to have a higher standard then the Merriam-Webster dictionary

Lightlyseared's avatar

@bodyhead as mentioned previously I’m English, and my dictionary of choice is the Oxford English Dictionary. I therefore spell honour with a u. If you knew all this and were just be sarcastic then bravo and sorry

Nimis's avatar

I’m a fan of the Merriam-Webster Unabridged myself.
Which lists both spellings.

I’m American, but am quite fond of the superfluous u.
I think it looks a little truncated without it, no?

bodyhead's avatar

Naw, if you’re American and you add the extra u then you’ll just seem all hoity toidy. If you’re English then it makes it a o k. The wiki entry on honor also lists both spellings.

@Lightyseared, yea I’m a sarcastic asshole deep in my bones. No doubt about it.

Nimis's avatar

Does it seem more hoity-toity?
I think it just looks better in general.
Like grey, instead of gray? No?
Plus it “sounds” different in my head.

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