Your Character is Unique
How can you identify a character? Man himself is the central theme. He is the end more valuable than any possession in the universe. He must be salvaged, augmented and liberated in his own being.
So, what is character? Character is what a person truly is, and his reputation is what he is supposed to be. When character and reputation are the same that is the ideal state of being.
The Greek word for character means to engrava one’s mode of being in the world. History is made by character.
Character is defined as qualities or features by which a person or a thing is distinguished from another; the aggregate of distinguishing mental and moral qualities of an individual or a race as a whole; the stamp of an individuality impressed by nature, education or habit; that which person think really.
In opinion of Swami Vivekananda:
“What you want is character strengthening of the will. Continue to exercise your will and it will take you higher. This will is almighty. It is character that can cleave through adamantine walls of difficulties.”
Character is that ensemble of actualized qualities of the head and heart of an individual through the help of which he learns facts and forces of life in a creative manner and gradually reaches self-fulfilment in a way helpful to others as well.
The man of character develops upwards, the man without character slips downwards. The man of character makes history marred by history. Character holds the key to any riddle of life. It can break each and every vicious circle.
The family constituting the most basic social unit consisting of the trinity of father, mother and child, is the first training ground for the building of the child’s character.
Character-building depends much on what kind of food for its mind the parents supply to the growing child. Next to parents, come teacher’ influence in moulding the character of children.
Besides influences unknowingly, but surely exercised for good or bad on children by parents and teachers, there is the powerful influence of social environment. This influence can be creatively handled for character-building only through homes.
Posted on September 3, 2011, in Stir Your Mind and Heart and tagged character, Education, Ethics, Human, Individual, K through 12, School Improvement, Swami Vivekananda. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.