Essay about CHARACTER

English_Master November 17, 2015 No Comments
CHARACTER Character has been defined as ‘the distinctive mark of an individual’. What that mark is going to be depends partly upon nature, but largely on environment and training. Children tend to imitate but they are also with reason. Character is formed, first by inculcating ideas of right and wrong in the minds of the young and secondly, by exercising the reasoning power on questions of right and wrong. More or less, all men are the architects or builders of their own characters, and if the architecture is to be a fine one, the work should commence at a very early stage. Character depends upon imitation, tastes, talents and habits. Imitation, in the case of the young child, is instinctive and not connected with reason. But as he grows older he chooses according to reason. Then is the time for education to step in and point out what is worthy of imitation, and what is unworthy, and thus he will learn to select the best models for imitation. Ideals of self-control, courage, benevolence, truthfulness, purity and honesty should constantly be held up for the admiration of the young. They should be encouraged to read the biographies of great men, so that they may be inspired by their example. It...
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