I think what defines a person is not necessarily something that others can see, although sometimes it is. To me, what defines a person is his inner character. Much of the time, a person's actions may be evidence of his character; but sometimes even actions can be misinterpreted by others who don't understand someone's motives.
Allowing for the occasional, misunderstood, motive for an "out-of-character" action, I think most of the time people of solid character demonstrate it through their actions.
We so often see or hear about people who do all kinds of questionable, illegal, or otherwise "bad" things;; but who are said to be "good people who made a lot of bad decisions". What that most often means is that the person in question is a likable or friendly person, or is someone who is not "evil". To me, though, what defines someone is that character, and a person of a solid character generally doesn't have a string of "mistakes" of the nature that call character into question.
To me, what defines a person is never about his appearance, wealth, intelligence, age, health, or anything else that would be considered "part of what a person happens to be". It's all about his character. The good thing about our character, though, is that we can choose to be of good character - which means that "what defines us" is, ourselves.
In my opinion what defines who a person is, is their character. It is taking in the way they talk, the way they treat others both in public and in the home, their beliefs and morals and whether they adhere to them or are hypocrites. I watch them in how they act in business and the private sector. Are they fair or do they cheat people? Do they follow the laws of the land and of God? Do they act one way in Church and another outside of Church?
You can find out a lot about who a person is, just by watching and listening!
by Peeples 10 years ago
Does your religion or lack of religion define you?
by Jes Mathias 10 years ago
This is a question I have yet to see thoroughly answered, here. It is an open question to Atheist, Theist, Agnostic, Gnostic -even Scientist, Philosopher or Other. In your opinion, what constitutes or is [would be] defined as evidence, tangible proof of the existence of Creator [termed God]....
by dashingscorpio 7 years ago
Flirting: Is it cheating?Whenever I've heard this question asked it is always answered from the perspective of the person doing the flirting. I want to know if you saw (your mate, spouse, or significant other) flirting with someone or you were given photos or an audio of them flirting...Would you...
by Erica Sanchez 11 years ago
What defines beauty in your eyes?
by Cindy Murdoch 10 years ago
What is the most selfless thing that you have ever done for someone else?Please define the scenario and what you did to change the life of someone else.
by SandCastles 8 years ago
From what I've read in the bible, we are to identify wrong behaviours and speak up but we are not to play judge because that makes us prideful and reluctant to take the beam out of our own eye. Many Christians insist that it is their duty to judge and they end up judging everyone about everything....
Copyright © 2022 Maven Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers on this website. HubPages® is a registered trademark of Maven Coalition, Inc. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. Maven Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers to this website may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|