Importance of Character
Character is a set of qualities, or values, that shape our thoughts, actions, reactions and feelings, in short our behaviour. People with strong characters have compassion, are honest and fair, show respect to others, show courage in standing up for beliefs, have a strong sense of responsibility, and maintain self-respect. Having character means that you monitor your thoughts as well as your actions. A person of character always strives to do the right thing.
Today the progress and success of an individual is judged by his materialistic achievements. Therefore, men adopt all fair and unfair means to attain materialistic components. We wish to make more money, have more comforts and more and more luxuries as compared to the man next door. This greed has overpowered us to such an extent that we do not hesitate in fulfilling our desires even at the cost of spoiling and ruining our relations with others. We are ready to do anything to make ourselves successful and capable. Negative thinking and negative approach leads to our downfall and a stain in our character.
There are immense possibilities within us to develop our personality with a strong character. We need to recognize and understand them. The key to success is hidden within ourselves. The wealth you have earned is not important but what is important is the means you have adopted for acquiring that wealth. Your personality, your capabilities, your thoughts and your ideals are all very important in determining your character. It is only through one’s character that the society will rate the importance of that person. The qualities of a character are even more powerful than wealth because they serve as your stepping stone to success in all your endeavors.