Building Character

In order to demonstrate character, we must be totally honest with ourselves and then with others.

Teaching Character: The Choices We Make

Character is a misused and misunderstood concept. People who display honesty, integrity, and a strong work ethic, among other values, are often described as “high-character individuals.”

Conversely, you rarely hear the term “high-character individual” used to describe people in prison, those who have failed in business and filed for bankruptcy, drug addicts, and individuals whose actions have landed them in trying circumstances. Our actions certainly have consequences, and those who make poor decisions should be held accountable. However, a history of poor behavior does not necessarily disqualify a person from demonstrating character.

Character is Not Always Doing the Right Thing

Character is a Decision – Character is a voluntary response, a decision.

In order to demonstrate character, we must be totally honest with ourselves and then with others.

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