Sorority hosts “My Word Is My Bond,” discusses trust

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[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]On Monday, March 3 at 5 p.m. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. hosted an event called “My Word Is My Bond” that informed attendants about the importance of trustworthiness, loyalty and reputation.
The event was organized and led by Briana Jackson, President of Eta Rho chapter of Zeta Phi Beta at Clarion University.
Jackson presented the program as a part of Zetas Helping Other People Excel (Z-HOPE) that targeted dialogue on topics regarding family, friends and relationships that are affected by the bond of someone’s word.
Jackson started by asking the audience what they interpreted the title to mean and got similar answers to the definition.
She said, “My word is my bond technically means a spiritual way of being, a moral compass, ethics, integrity, reputation and trustworthiness.”
The interactive event started out as a dialogue about what reputation means individually, as well as the range of importance it held for the participants.
Jackson said, “Moral and ethical mantra is key to building a solid reputation. Your reputation can attest for your word as your bond.”
The next point was the topic of rumors and how to deal with a situation involving a rumor.
Jackson said, “People cannot prevent rumors from happening, but to help the circle of rumors from continuing, do not feed into the rumors. Most of the time rumors are spread by hate, jealousy or envy, and the best way to deal with a rumor about yourself is to ignore it.”
The next point of the presentation was the relationship aspect, varying from family and friends to intimate partners.
“The aspect of friendship and family are important. Honesty is big when you’re dealing with people close to you,” Jackson said. “Your word is an important factor in the relationships, and you want to show you are trustworthy.”
Then the event turned into a debate when Jackson asked the audience whether men or women cheat more, and why cheating is done.
Both sexes in the room said men for cheated more, but the men initially believed that women were sneakier. The audience came to an agreement that many factors come into play when dealing with cheating in relationships that include reasons like emotional and sexual needs not being satisfied.
The last topic was whether or not trust should be earned or given automatically.
Dewayne Anderson said, “Trust is something you have to earn.”
Jackson said she believed it was up to the individual to decide how deeply to trust, but all in all the person has to be trustworthy themselves.
Many students expressed their appreciation for the presentation.
Chelsea Horwat said, “I enjoyed the event a lot and learned about different aspects of trust when dealing with relationships.”
“The event was very interesting and helped educate me [in] dealing with relationships, friendships and family situations,” said Torron Mollett.
Other students in attendance found that the presentation was well-tailored to the concerns of college students.
Keyona Ayers said, “This event was an exciting and innovative way to gather people together and get them to express their opinions about trustworthiness.”
“When [students] are in college, they have a completely different outlook on certain things that might not match up with another’s. It is difficult to open yourself up to people you don’t necessarily know. I just wanted to see where people stood with trust and express the seriousness of how important trust is,” said Jackson.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_facebook type=”standard”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_tweetmeme type=”horizontal”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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