Blog Entry:

Character?

April 17, 2013

I’ve been thinking a lot about character.

There was a time in our country when character was more important than money and fame. A man’s worth was measured by his character not the size of his bank account. A handshake was sufficient for business transactions. Today, everything must be in writing. And even then, contracts are broken.

We all make mistakes. Just honest mistakes. It’s what we do after we make a mistake that reveals our character. Do we own up to our mistakes? Do we confess? Do we make amends?

Or

Do we point the finger at someone else? Do we make excuses? Do we try to weasel out of responsibility?

Character. The foundation for civility.

No wonder there’s so much incivility in our culture today. There are too few men and women of character. Who do the right thing just because it’s the right thing to do. Who stand for something, even when everyone else sits down. Who are willing to be ostracized rather than go along with the flow when the flow is headed in the wrong direction.

How can we raise the next generation to care about more than money and fame when what they see are the rich and famous being applauded, regardless of who they are off the golf course, the political stage or the movie set?

What do you think?

From my heart to yours,

Jill

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