A person Of Character  

redrobin012057 61F
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7/15/2006 9:52 pm
A person Of Character

Is a good person,someone to and admire.>Knows the difference between right and wrong and always tries to do what is right.
Sets a good example for everyone.>Makes the world a better place.
Lives accordingly to the "Six Pillars of Character"
Intergrityo: Stand up for your beliefs. Follow your conscience. Be honorable and upright.
Live by your principles no matter what others say.
Have the courage to try new things even when its hard,costly.Build and guard your reputation
DON'T: Do any thing wrong.Lose heart if you fail or don't get what you want.

HonestyO: Tell the truth and nothing but the truth .Be sincere . Be forthright and candid.
DON'T: Lie-Cheat-Steal-Be Sneaky-tricky-or deceptive.

ReliabiltyO: keep your promises.Honor your word and commitments.Be dependable.Do what you are suppose to do. Return what you borrow.Pay your debts.Be on time.

Loyalty DO:Stand by and protect your family,friends,school and country.Be a good friend.Look our for those who care about you.Keep secrets of those who you trust.
DON'T: Betray a trust.Let your friends hurt themselves.Do anything just so others will like you.Ask a friend to do anything wrong or spread gossip that could hurt others

Golden RuleO: treat others the way you want to be treated.Respect the dignity, privacy and freedom of all individuals. Value and honour all people,no matter what they can do for you or to you.Respect others property -- take good care of property you are allowed to use and don't take property without permission.Respect the autonomy of others--tell them what they should know to make good choices about their own lives.
DON'T: Use or manipulate others. Abuse, demean, or mistreat anyone,

Tolerance&AcceptanceO: Judge others on their character,abilities,and conduct without regards to race, religion,gender,where they live,how they dress,or the amount of money they have.Be tolerant,repectful,and accepting to those who are different from you.Listen to others and try to understand their points of view

NonviolenceO: Resolve disagreements,respond to insults, and deal with anger peacefully and without violence.
DON'T: Use threats or physical force to get what you want or to exspress anger.

CourtesyO:Use good manners.Be courteous,polite, and civil to everyone.
DON'T: Use put-downs,insults or ridicule to embarrass or hurt others.


Duty.....DO: Know and do your duty. Acknowledge and meet your legal and moral obligations.
Accountability.....DO:Accept responsibility for the consequences of your choices,not only for what you do but for what you don't do.Think about consequences on yourself and others before you act. Think long-term. Do what you can do to make things better.Set a good example.

Persue Excellence: DO: Your best.Persevere.Dont quir. Be prepared.Be diligent.Work hard. Make all you do worthy of pride.

Self Control: DO:Take charge of your own life.Set realistic goal.Keep a positive outlook.Be pruedent and self-disciplined with your health,emotions,time and money.Be rational--manage your life so you are not dependant on others;pay your own way whenever you can.

Justice O:Be fair and just. Treat people equally. Make decisions without favouritism or prejudice. In imposing punishment be sure the consequences for wrongdoing are consistant,certain, and proportional(not to harsh or lenient)
DON'T:Take more than your fair share.Take advantage of or blame others unfairly.

Openness: DO:Be open-minded and impartial --- consider what people have to say before you decide.Be careful--get the facts, including opposing viewpoints,before making decisions(especially blaming or accusing another.

Concers for Others: DO:Be compassionate and empathetic. Be kind,loving,and considerate.Be thankful and express gratitude for what people do for you.Forgive others for there shortcoming.
DON'T:Be mean,cruel or insensative.

Charity O:Be charitiable and altruistic-- give money,time,support,comfort without strings for the sake of making someone else's life better,not for praise or gratitude.Help people in need.


Do your shareO: Be a good citizen and a good neighbour.Care about and persue the common good.Be a volenteer--help your school and community be better,cleaner,and safer.Protect the enviroment by conserving resources,reducing pollution,and cleaning up after yourself.Particpate in making things better by voicing your opinion,voting,serving on committee's,reporting wrongdoings and paying taxes.

Respect Authority and the LawOlay by the rules.Obey parents,teachers,coaches,and others who have been given authority. Observe the laws.Honour and respect principles of democracy.

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