I am glad you made it to the second section where we’re going to talk about the way you are on the inside, and that is what we call character. “What, exactly, is character?”, you may be asking. Well, in this letter, we will clarify character, or find out what character is all about.
In short, character is what you do when nobody is watching you, or when you think that nobody will ever find out. It is something that you have inside of you that won’t allow you to do something that you know is wrong. It’s that gut feeling that you get when you are presented with a situation that tells you not to do that. Some people call it moral. Others say it is a standard. Whatever you may call it, it is something that you have to have inside of you.
Nobody can put character inside of you. It is something that you have to build up inside of yourself. Largely, character comes from practice. The more and more you make a decision to do what is right, the easier it becomes to do what is right, and there is less of a struggle inside of you when a decision has to be made, whether or not you will do the right thing.
That’s one thing I am trying to do: choose to do the right thing all of the time, so that I will be able to do the right thing without even thinking about it.
“Live so that when people speak evil of you, no one will believe it.”