A Person Of Integrity And Honor

Thoughts are always flirting with my imagination. It is like a continuous movie playing from one scene to another. This hub was meant to be focused differently but almost starting it, I decided to share something else.

The title comes from the word "Mensch" in German; as I was searching to write about the movie titled "MENSCHEN" (2012). I am a Special Education teacher and when I know or see about a person classified as one of my students, of course it will call my attention and this movie has an actor with Down Syndrome playing an important roll.

The plot of the movie "MENSCHEN" is:"The Wehrmacht forces are weary from retreat, while the Allies are closing in. A single Austrian captain attempts to guide what is left of his platoon behind the Russian lines to surrender to the Americans. They take under their wing a young man with a severe disability. As the loyalty of his men is brought to the test, the captain grows closer to the boy who evokes a deep secret from his past ." (taken from the movie site).

"MENSCHEN"

"MENSCHEN"
"MENSCHEN"

What is Down Syndrome?

Down Syndrome is known as a genetic disorder caused by a chromosome abnormality that occurs before birth. Instead of 46 chromosomes that typical babies have, Down Syndrome are born with 47 chromosomes. This one more chromosome will cause changes in the development of the child's body and brain.

I have worked with different kinds of students (we all are different, just like zebras and our fingerprint declares it also) and all of them require special attention according to their human needs (Don't all of us need that "special attention"?). The actor in this movie does not only speak about ability or talent, but of a person of integrity and honor.

Who is a person?

A person is a creation from God, a human, an individual, a distinct, indivisible entity, often one among many others of a similar kind, somebody with life, someone with identity, legal personality, duties and rights.

Isaiah 44:24 "This is what the LORD says--your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb: I am the LORD, who has made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by myself,"

Have you felt grateful for the awesome gift of being alive?

What is Integrity?

Integrity is the following of moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty. It is the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished.

Integrity starts from the moment of conception, when the man's sperm fertilizes a woman's egg. The nine months of pregnancy (some are less or more) are among the most memorable of our life. Day by day the baby transforms from a single, microscopic cell to a perfectly formed little person of integrity and honor.

People of integrity and honor beyond odds

Name
Labeled
Honored as
Albert Einstein
Dyslexic
Scientist and Inventor
Beethoven
Deaf
Composer and pianist
Christy Brown
Cerebral palsy
Irish author, painter and poet
Eduard Verne Roberts
Polio
More than an activist
Frida Kahlo
Polio
Painter
Helen Keller
Blind and deaf
American author, political activist and lecturer
Isaac Newton
Learning difficulties
Physicist and mathematician
John Forbes Nash
Schizophrenia
Mathematician
Marla Ruyan
Stargardt's disease
Three time national champion in the women’s 5000 meters
Michelangelo
Dyslexic
Artist in the Italian Renaissance
Stephen William Hawking
Motor Neuron disease
British theoretical physicist
Vincent Van Gogh
Mental illness
Painter
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Neurobehavioral disorders
Composer of Western music

Gallery of Integrity And Honor

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Albert EinsteinBeethovenChristy BrownEduard Verne RobertsFrida KahloHelen KellerIsaac NewtonJohn Forbes NashMarla RuyanMichelangeloStephen William HawkingVincent Van GoghWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
Beethoven
Beethoven
Christy Brown
Christy Brown
Eduard Verne Roberts
Eduard Verne Roberts
Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo
Helen Keller
Helen Keller | Source
Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton
John Forbes Nash
John Forbes Nash
Marla Ruyan
Marla Ruyan
Michelangelo
Michelangelo
Stephen William Hawking
Stephen William Hawking
Vincent Van Gogh
Vincent Van Gogh
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Who dares to steal away our integrity?

I feel this incredible deep pride for this movie where a person that could have been aborted if the mother would have followed other instructions of others that do not understand that we come to this earth with a purpose as read in Isaiah 49:1 "Listen to Me, O islands, And pay attention, you peoples from afar. The LORD called Me from the womb; From the body of My mother He named Me. "

Who dares to steal away our integrity; labeling, stumbling, killing, aborting, suiciding, harming a living human? Is the same integrity that is exhibited in public the same one that is acted in private?


Blessings to all!



© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

© 2012 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Your last question really says it all, doesn't it? This is a powerful message, one I hope many read. Well done my friend!


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Lastheart 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Thanks for your comment billybuc. Actually you (with the letter to your mother) and another person from facebook inspired me with this message.


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Froggy213 4 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico

I have been just amazed as to how magnificent of hubs you are writing as of late. I am proud of you; and a bit jealous; I love you!


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Lastheart 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Froggy213 thanks for being there for me. You should change your name for "Chango".


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Froggy213 4 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico

Ahhhhhh, I want a kiss


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Lastheart 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Sorry, if I do it again you back into a frog.


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Angela Blair 4 years ago from Central Texas

Most interesting and thought provoking Hub -- thanks for sharing this one. Best/Sis


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Lastheart 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Thanks Angela Blair for your time reading it and your appreciated comment.


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TIMETRAVELER2 4 years ago

I think it's very good to remind people of these things, and you did so beautifully.


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Lastheart 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

TIMETRAVELER2 we forget what we know I guess. Thanks for your time.


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Mr Archer 3 years ago from Missouri

Extremely powerful words. I too work in a school district, and daily see these wonderful children. Are they not a blessing?! I enjoyed the hub you have written for all to see. Thank you for all you are doing, and for what you will continue to do.


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Mr Archer thanks so much for reading and commenting. Yes, everybody is a blessing! Happy to know you work in behalf of children.

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