Oct 3, 2009
"Character" and "character building" have to be among the
least-understood and often-misused terms in the English
language. And perhaps intentionally so, because they contain
some powerful secrets for the benefit of those who wish to
Those of us who have experienced time in military service and/or a few other experiences have experienced the mis-use of the term "character-building". That's what we were told when we were assigned tasks which were demeaning, thankless and sometimes even outright pointless. But then there are also those experiences which do indeed build character and they sometimes on the surface can seem similar to the ones which seem to be mostly degrading. Can we see the difference?
And how does character get built? What would make the difference between Mother Teresa and Charles Manson?
How can a door be opened, especially for someone who hasn't seen many open doors in a while?
And in guiding our own character, what can we look for?
With this, we can find some wonderful surprises - and at the same time we can blow away some folks' pre-conceived notions! Yes, it is true that it might not be easy, but it can have its fun times and lights of happiness. You'll see,