Have you ever said: “I can’t believe I just did that! That isn’t what I meant to do!” Well, you’re not alone. Everyone will say or do something that is wrong from time to time. Sometimes we get our values mixed-up, or we are swayed by negative influences. We sometimes react impulsively and suddenly, we surprise ourselves, regretting the spur-of-the-moment decision that we have made without a set plan. Impulsive means to act on emotions without careful consideration of the consequences of your actions.
Your character is made up of many different qualities. They are called character traits. Character traits can be either positive or negative based upon your values, what you have been taught, your choices and your experiences. The key to having moral character is to develop positive character traits. When you demonstrate these traits on a consistent basis, you will be known as a person of integrity. People who have moral character show by their actions and attitude that they care about themselves and others.
In this Peaceful Solution Character Education article you will learn what character is and why it is so important that each person strives to develop a positive character. So, what does it mean to have character? Have you ever heard someone say, “Oh him? Yeah, he’s a real character.” What do you think that means?
One very important factor in helping to develop your character is called: Values. Values are what you believe in, or feel strongly about, and they also play a key role in developing your character. The sum total of everything you value becomes your value system.