the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual.
Character can be defined as the way someone thinks, feels and behaves; your personality. Further simplified, Character is a set of qualities that make someone different from other things or people.
Who are you? What makes you you? What defines the bare essence of who you are? You see guys, we are all on a road of self discovery. Every day we are on a journey of getting to understand ourselves better. We keep working on our appearance, behavior, mannerisms and so on. We find ways of becoming better at who we are no matter how small it is.
So let’s look at it like this. You are a writer, a script writer to be exact. You have been given the opportunity to create the next Kung Fu Panda animation; all you need to do is introduce a new villain. To create a totally new villain means you need to sit down and come up with an amazing evil antagonist. You are essentially giving life to something that wasn’t there before. You need to come up with a name, what he wears, how he walks and talks, how he behaves and pretty much how he looks. So day in day out you are sitting in front of your laptop to come up with ideas to make this villain a living embodiment of what you want him/her to be.
“Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it”
Now that’s pretty much what we do each day. Life is not only about finding oneself but also about creating oneself because in the end it’s not the years in your life that count it’s the life in your years. Our character is something that needs to be a reality that is experienced and that is why we need to have a constant need to develop our characters to be the best versions of ourselves. The same way a character in a story undergoes change is the same way we need to undergo that very change, that kind of development.
I encourage us all to take interest in all the details of life. How can we do that? We simply need to discover that one thing that not only helps us grow but that which defines us.
So what defines you? Is it how much money you have or how many friends you have, is it how fast you can gobble down a hamburger or how you’re the only one in your squad who can lick their own elbow? There are so many times that we see people defining their worth based on the things that they own or the titles they hold. There’s nothing wrong with titles or material items as a part of your image, but you need to back up those things with a life of substance.
Who do I see when I someone looks at me? Who do I see when I look in the mirror? Who do I see when I take that selfie with the sqaud after class? What is my character and how do I develop it?
One way to get the most out of life is to look at it as an adventure, an adventure full of purpose and self discovery. Our character tends to show who we are and with that we are able to not only impact the lives around us positively but also we end up growing from such experiences.
Character is simply a beautiful fairytale.
Personally I’m working on my character so that when people see me and interact with me they will see love, love that was placed in me by a God so merciful. Jesus took the cross for us and that just screams love. So I want God to define my character. I want Him to be the reason I will become the person I will be. Stumble and fall? That will happen more often than I may want but the kind of person who defines my character is Jesus so it can only get better.
So who are you? What makes you you? What defines the bare essence of who you are?
So let’s fill what’s empty, create space for what is full and scratch where it itches. :)
Author: Bryan Ichigo | Date Created2016-10-06 03:10:38 | Comments: 0