How Have You Built Your Character?

Present Yourself

When growing up, we all face certain obstacles in our life that may be inevitable. The qualities that you carry upon your shoulders really depend on a multitude of factors, beginning with the nature of the environment you’re born into. Everything that you showcase is a self-representation. We all hold certain traits that help define who we truly are as well as free us from the chains of carbon-copy replications.

To possess what one would consider to be good character, one has to be in line with integrity. In order to obtain any representation or alignment of good characteristics one must also hold key qualities.

In my eyes these are some good character traits:

  1. Loyalty
  2. Honesty
  3. Independence
  4. Sincerity
  5. Self-less love
  6. Courage
  7. Patience
  8. Respect

If you hold regrets or can’t come to face with real-life problems and situations you will weaken your character. Nobody enjoys letting people into their life who simply look to cash-in on everything you have to offer them, for no respect in return. I love helping other people and displaying my kindness in everyday circumstances but dishonesty really eradicates ones values. By judging other people it is often unfair to speak poorly of other people. We can never truly experience other people’s lives simply through a gaze or by simple conversations because a lifetime of wealth is only defined through character. Despite all odds and circumstances it really helps to always put your truest reputation out their for other people to see. You can hold sympathy or empathy for others but the best thing you can do is put yourself at another person’s level.

For Ages people have always tried to change themselves in certain ways. Another thing is people often attempt to be other people or replicate other’s actions instead of just being oneself. As hard as it may be to address false identities and people who don’t always walk their talk, nobody is perfect. Everyone has flaws, so perfection is just a fantasy we all strive for but fall short of in the end. So what am I trying to say you might ask, well I’m not trying to say much, I’m just suggesting that people relate back to their experiences and build new experiences that can help nourish the body of ones character. We all have our own unique personalities and life experiences which blend together to make-up who we truly are.

If you can learn ways to make the best of every situation with any person you are with, you have good character. Always show that you care and people will appreciate your presence. With every new day, just always look for ways to better yourself and make a difference for those around you!

How To Question And Learn New Things

Rise Through Your Learning Curve

I was always told there were two very powerful things to acquire in this world growing up, “Money and Knowledge”. However when you look around at the world today there are many ways in which both of these subjects is deceiving the eyes of the public. We are a midst a growing problem where the wealth distribution between the Upper-Class and Lower-Class are seeing greater rates of disparity.

The rich are happily getting more and more stacks of cash flow in their favor, while the Middle-Class people are losing jobs and falling down the ladder. Some families made smart enough investments to build wealth, or hold occupations in industries that have comfortable positions. For people across the U.S. of all ages and social classes the only keys to getting ahead in an ever changing world is through education.

But with the subject matter of education comes another big question, how do you define a good education that will guarantee you a good job for the upcoming years ahead? We are now living among a special age, an information age. This is a time where you can learn anything you can imagine, a lot of times without college courses to back it up as well.

The social class system in America over the last 50-60 years has catapulted due to Universities and College degrees landing people jobs. That being said times have evolved and simply going to College doesn’t always equate to the guarantee that you will capture a solid career based off of simply holding a degree alone.

The necessity to build up your knowledge and experience is becoming more critical than ever as the job market narrows down. The minimum-wage jobs of America are beginning to see more faces of college graduates rather than what were once just high school graduates. Also more people are becoming under-employed and working harder and longer than they did before, for less money, mainly those who have been laid off of previous work.

When looking at whether the standard of knowledge really holds a level of certainty in America, I believe it is unfair to base knowledge simply upon what is learned in a classroom environment. Some may assume that knowledge is acquired through hard work, effort, and in some ways suffering, but even that statement may be unfair to assume.

Knowledge is a tool and forever will be and it cannot be obtained tangibly like money. Knowledge cannot be touched through sensory experience but it is something that can be accumulated through time and effort just like money. By building your awareness you can set out your own personal standards for knowledge and begin to act successfully in your own practice.

Going out in the world and working through any first job is a good first-hand experience and you can begin to see some of the harsh realities of the world we live in. Living comfortably simply isn’t manageable on a minimum wage in America. If you truly consider sky-rocketing inflation rates not to mention the necessities we need to pay for, many people are now being left in the trenches with insurmountable debt.

Living in today’s world it’s important to hold qualities to separate yourself out from the crowd. If you want to excel or get ahead in whatever subject or field you have in mind, it is important to make the time to educate yourself so you can become as closest to an expert as possible in your category. Don’t let fear, rejection, or distractions take away your desires.

I hope that by no means do I suggest or advise that College and Universities are not a necessity, for they provide great experience and foundations for serving out knowledge. My goal is to simply make a person open their eyes to all that is already open to them. Look into opportunities and seek out ways that you can invest your time more wisely towards education and learning. If you don’t understand how things work, learn more!

Here are just some great ways you can Educate Yourself for free or good places to utilize resources…

  1. Public Library
  2. Barnes and Noble
  3. Half-Price Books
  4. Google Scholar
  5. Khan Academy
  6. TED Talks
  7. YouTube Documentaries
  8. Netflix Documentaries (Monthly Fee)
  9. iTunes U