Character, What Is It Anyway?

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Character-What Is It Anyway? is a trailblazing attempt to uncover the specific nature of character, because character is fundamental to our success and wellbeing. It is a basis upon which we elect people to public office, hire employees, choose who we want to do business with, choose our mates, friends, and more. That such an important a subject has been given so little attention is surprising. Character can be your best friend or it can be your worst enemy. Strong character enables us to lead good, successful, ...
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Overview

Character-What Is It Anyway? is a trailblazing attempt to uncover the specific nature of character, because character is fundamental to our success and wellbeing. It is a basis upon which we elect people to public office, hire employees, choose who we want to do business with, choose our mates, friends, and more. That such an important a subject has been given so little attention is surprising. Character can be your best friend or it can be your worst enemy. Strong character enables us to lead good, successful, and long lives. For example, people with the character trait of persistence tend to become more successful because they "keep on keeping on" until they achieve their goals. Conversely, weak character can lead people to failure, poverty, homelessness, imprisonment, and even death. Our prisons are full of people who lack the character trait of self-control; they have stolen, done drugs, raped, and killed, all because of that missing character trait. Yes, character is important in our lives. What Is Character-What Is It Anyway? provides many examples of how we can strengthen whatever traits of our own character that may need strengthening. The author pulls no punches while giving the subject of character the attention it deserves. His biggest desire is that Character-What Is It Anyway? will be both a help and a blessing to you, because there is more to learn here. According to author Daniel Jones, "Prior to writing this book, I used to wonder about character and exactly what it is. At the time, it occurred to me I had never seen a book, an article or a tract on the subject of character. I had never heard of an expert on character. I had never even seen what I consider to be a definition of character. Dictionaries and others have 'defined' character by mentioning some of the character traits, such as persistence, patience, moral strength, integrity, and so forth. However, such traits, themselves, are not character. These traits are 'components' of character. Therefore, the traits are a description of character and not a definition of character. Character has more than forty different traits. I thought long and hard about this for months, and eventually, the specific definition of character 'popped' into my head. I provide that definition towards the end of this book."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780979022166
  • Publisher: YAV
  • Publication date: 12/12/2010
  • Pages: 106
  • Product dimensions: 0.25 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

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