I found this gem while I was helping out a troubled teenager abd thought that I would share it with you all here on HubPages.
The Six Pillars of Character
A person of character lives by the six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.
Trustworthiness: A trustworthy person shows integrity, and is reliable, loyal, and honest.
Be honest. Tell the truth. Build and guard your reputation and good name. Don't deceive, cheat, or steal. Be reliable--do what you say you'll do. Keep your promises and commitments. Have the courage to do the right thing. Be loyal--stand by your family, friends, school, and country.
Respect: A respectful person values all persons; lives by the Golden Rule; grants others freedom, privacy, and dignity; and is tolerant.
Treat others with respect; treat others as you wish to be treated. Be tolerant of differences. Use good manners, not bad language. Be considerate of the feelings of others. Don't threaten, hit, or hurt anyone. Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements. Listen to others.
Responsibility: A responsible person does his/her duties, uses self-control, is accountable, and pursues excellence.
Do what you are supposed to do. Persevere: keep on trying! Always do your best. Use self-control. Be self-disciplined. Think before you act--consider the consequences. Be accountable for your choices.
Fairness: A fair person is impartial, listens, and is open to differing views.
Play by the rules. Treat people equally. Get the facts before deciding. Take turns and share. Be open-minded; listen to others. Don't take advantage of others. Don't blame others carelessly.
Caring: A caring person is compassionate, considerate, and charitable.
Be kind. Be compassionate and show you care. Express gratitude and be thankful. Forgive others. Help people in need: give money, time support and comfort.
Citizenship: A good citizen does his/her share, helps the community, and respects authority and the law.
Do your share to make your school and community better. Be a volunteer. Care about the common good. Cooperate. Stay informed; vote. Be a good neighbor. Obey laws and rules. Respect authority and the principles of democracy. Protect the environment.
Reminds me of the Grandfather Teachings ... Wisdom, Love, Respect, Bravery, Honesty, Forgiveness, Humility. Cool!
by Zynel6 years ago
So my hub family, I need some feedback on how do you live by this when dealing with someone who does not live by this motto? How do you treat someone kind and loving when in return they don't treat you the same.
by Deepes Mind4 years ago
The bible says that we should love one another as Christ loved us. It also says love others as welove ourselves and not to judge lest we be judged. These scriptures basically coincide with the golden rule of treating...
by steffsings7 years ago
I was recently studying Mark 12:28-31 which calls us to Love God with our whole being, AND ALSO to love our fellow man "as ourself". How can someone who does NOT love themselves (low self esteem) treat others...
by paarsurrey6 years ago
The Golden Rule or ethic of reciprocity is a maxim, ethical code, or morality that essentially states either of the following:1. One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself...
by Motown2Chitown4 years ago
To believers and unbelievers alike - what makes you respect someone whose religious beliefs are entirely different from yours - to the point that you find them silly or nonsensical? Beyond respect even, what makes...
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