Interchangeably, I’ve heard this definition for both integrity and character ,”Doing the right thing when nobody’s looking”. Ben Franklin defined it as extending a kindness to someone who, because of his status, could not elevate yours. We see too many examples of people’s failings in this department. Here is a boy his parents can be proud of:
Getting a baseball at the stadium is a big deal, giving up that baseball because it would mean more to the younger kid, a far bigger deal. There is hope for the future.