H. Jackson Brown famously said that, “our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.” Brown’s statement effectively defines my idea of good character. Character can be defined in several different ways, and almost everyone’s idea of a “good character” varies. I believe that having a well-rounded disposition can be generalized into two major areas, however. These areas are honesty and hard work. One who acquires both of these traits is almost certain to have what is considered a “good character” by society today. Honesty is the most valuable trait one can possess. Unfortunately, we live in a world full of lies and deceit, and this leads to a majority of the conflict in today’s world. If someone is dishonest, they can never be seen as an upstanding member of society. It reminds me of the Aggie code of honor: An Aggie does not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do. Since childhood, people are taught that they should never lie, cheat, or steal. However, the code of honor adds a very important part to the basic rules. The
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2011 for the course THAR 281 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Texas A&M.