Like Looking for Four-Leaf Clovers

Today’s prompt is honorable.
Kinda funny sentence, isn’t it? Like, does that mean the other prompts are corrupt?

In truth, I never thought much about honor until I’d been married for a spell, because The Mister uses the word honor so often, I feel like honor stirs my morning coffee and tucks me into bed at night. Maybe it does, you don’t know.

Previously, I’d been one to put honor and integrity next to one another, like the morality twins. Although they often travel together in the best people, they’re not twins.

Being honorable is a complicated task that requires steadfast dedication.

The hero is honorable, yeah? He often comes with other words like valor and glory, but he never seeks those words, because to do so would not be honorable.

As students of literature can tell you, even the most venerable heroes must be careful not to take on pride, even in their honor. Being honorable requires great humility and sacrifice, which is why honor is far more common as a verb than as a noun, and honorable, a rarity.

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10 Responses to Like Looking for Four-Leaf Clovers

  1. Dan Antion says:

    That’s a good explanation of honor and honorable.

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  2. baldjake70 says:

    Well said. I enjoyed that immensely.

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  3. Benson says:

    Nicely done! Too often people use words without knowing what they mean. Honor is one of them.

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  4. Luanne says:

    One of my favorite words!!! and something I value so much but it also makes me feel old-fashioned. On a happier note, it always reminds me of King Arthur in Camelot.

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  5. LindaGHill says:

    I like how you tied that together with the clover. 🙂
    Honour and humility also go hand-in-hand when admitting we’re wrong.

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  6. reocochran says:

    I am going to have to think about this but how does integrity differ from honor and honorable, Joey? 🙂

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    • joey says:

      Integrity means doing the right thing. There’s honor in integrity, but honor can be had even when you do the wrong things for the right reasons. I didn’t wanna get into it, and that’s why I wrote such a short post. 😛

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