Human "wholeness" can be measured as behaviour of enacted values, standards, ethics and morality, belief, intent, creativity and honesty.
The measurable behaviours of ethics is regarded by many as the honesty and truthfulness of one's actions. Ethical integrity supports internal consistency as a virtue, and suggests that parties, holding within themselves demonstrably conflicting values, should account for the discrepancy. As discrepancy is a active hallmark of human changes, ethical changes can lead to ethical conflicts as well as sound ethical relationships. In this way, conflict resolution, mediation and the supported and challenged cultural systems of all nations demonstrate the integrity of humanity.
Elephants are a large mammalian relative of humans. They used to live longer than us, but today the morality of humanity is such that poachers, traders and consumers are the reason why their lives are short. Elephants are being brutally murdered by people in the hope of gaining money and this hope is one reason for their extinction. Money is planet Earths biggest white elephant. Money does not oxygenate the Earth, it does not water it and it does not give it life, but takes it. Human want for money comes at a price, and that price is the destruction of life. The war money inflicts on the earthly bed we need to breathe, eat and sleep on, and on our cousins, is the integrity of the modern human. Money is a human belief. Elephants don't need money to live. They need life and so do we. Without life, humanity ceases to exist no matter how much money there is in a bank. Earth thrives without money. Humans revere money and trade brings them money and the choices of trade determine who lives and who dies. In a world where death is revered as an essential commodity, why should humans care about life? Is the end of Earthly life the ultimate integrity of humanity or does this not sit right with you? How can any human, who is dominated by a monetary system, bare witness to the life on Earth? Change can be such a difficult concept to grasp when thinking about issues of life and death. The power of any monetary system is choice, consumer choice, and you are that consumer. Anything that destroys the habitat, and the life of another, destroys the habitat and the life of the consumer. You can bet your life on it and you can change it by bearing witness to the deaths of others through changing and refining your consumer habits in favour of the quality of life of everyone that comes in contact with your consumerism. Not buying anything that comes from an Elephant (Ivory) or destroys an Elephants habitat (Palm Oil) is a good way to begin. Respecting the right of other species to live as you respect your own right to live is about morality and morality is the integrity of any nation to do what is right. ~ the shy editor.