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Is Character old fashioned and out of date?
March 23, 2015

In a bygone age, there was plenty of talk about character – but now not so much. Our rights and identity are much more important. And to give offence is a crime – what does that say about our character?

To get a sense of what is changing just look at the definition of character from an American website I came across – they call themselves CITRS

Character is a pattern of behaviour, thoughts and feelings based on universal principles, moral strength, and integrity – plus the guts to live by those principles every day. Character is evidenced by your life’s virtues and the “line you never cross.” Character is the most valuable thing you have, and nobody can ever take it away.

What do you think? Old fashioned certainly but surely we can all realise something of its universal and timeless truths.

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Andrew Richardson

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Open Mind
by Sophia Yasmeen

    An open mind is attached to nothing yet welcomes everything. Many of us looking for a reason to be offended but when we are offended by someone or something it actually reflects our own state of being. It is never the self that is offended but always the illusion that the self has of itself that is affected by insult. We can only give and share what we have. If we have love and peace within, that is exactly what we will give out. If I am not attached, if I don't indentify with the wrong image of myself there is no chance of me being offended. I would therefore remain free and happy.

Sophia is a beautiful writer and I will be sharing her work in my Feelbetter Newletter over the coming months. Enjoy.

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