Position: Four Corners Character Council

Responsibility vs. unreliability

Knowing and doing what is expected of me. A responsible person does not wait for a “to do” list. Responsibility is knowing within one’s self what needs to be done and carrying these duties out....

DATE: Sept. 6, 2013 | COLUMN: Character Council

Justice vs. corruption

Taking personal responsibility to uphold what is pure, right and true. Justice is any expression of personal responsibility to uphold integrity, whether the integrity of a legal system, a moral...

DATE: July 3, 2013 | COLUMN: Character Council

Justice vs. corruption

Taking personal responsibility to uphold what is pure, right and true. Justice is any expression of personal responsibility to uphold integrity, whether the integrity of a legal system, a moral...

DATE: July 1, 2013 | COLUMN: Character Council

Faith vs. presumption

Confidence that actions rooted in good character will yield the best outcome, even when I cannot see how. Faith is confidence that is rooted in one's knowledge of the truth. The concept of faith...

DATE: June 12, 2013 | COLUMN: Character Council

Faith vs. presumption

Confidence that actions rooted in good character will yield the best outcome, even when I cannot see how. Faith is confidence that is rooted in one's knowledge of the truth. The concept of faith...

DATE: June 4, 2013 | COLUMN: Character Council

Faith vs. presumption

Confidence that actions rooted in good character will yield the best outcome, even when I cannot see how. Faith is confidence that is rooted in one’s knowledge of the truth. The concept of faith...

DATE: June 3, 2013 | COLUMN: Character Council

Attentiveness vs. distraction

Showing the worth of a person or task by giving my undivided concentration. How do you feel when you are trying to explain something to someone, and they pay little or no attention to you? It can...

DATE: May 2, 2013 | COLUMN: Character Council

Virtue vs. impurity

The moral excellence evident in my life as I consistently do what is right. The nineteenth-century writer J. G. Holland once said, "Reputation and character are widely different things. Character...

DATE: April 8, 2013 | COLUMN: Character Council

Sincerity vs. hypocrisy

Eagerness to do what is right with transparent motives. No one can see what the motives are inside your heart. The only way others can understand why you do what you do is by hearing your words and...

DATE: March 1, 2013 | COLUMN: Character Council

Forgiveness vs. rejection

Clearing the record of those who have wronged me and not holding a grudge.Forgiveness does not come naturally and it is difficult to really understand the meaning of forgiveness. Forgiving,...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2013 | COLUMN: Character Council

Orderliness vs. confusion

Arranging myself and my surroundings to achieve greater efficiency.Orderliness is analyzing a situation to identify its guiding purpose, organizing all relevant elements according to that purpose,...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2013 | COLUMN: Character Council

Generosity vs. stinginess

Cheerfully managing my resources so I can freely give to those in need.Do you remember studying the water cycle in school? Rain and snow fall into a river; the water evaporates from the heat of the...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2012 | COLUMN: Character Council

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