From the archives “for a time such as this.” The days to come may put our character to test. How will we do?
My Musings – We are not born with character. It is borne from our experiences. Usually difficult experiences. However, while many people experience difficulties, and even persevere in spite of them, character is not produced in all of us. While suffering and perseverance are almost always a prerequisite for building character, it does not always result in character. “Character does not suddenly appear when we reach the mountain peak. It is something we develop on the journey up. The sometimes long, sometimes arduous journey.” (Adapted from “Leaders Eat Last,” Simon Sinek).
Many people may appear (have a reputation) to have character, but under the surface (who they really are) they do not. Our true character is revealed in a variety of ways. Here are a few:
George Orwell – “The real test of character is how you treat someone who has no possibility of doing you any good.”
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