As we make our journey in this world each one of us is put in situations in which we can demonstrate our “true colors.” Some of us are recognized as heroes, while others don’t mind staying in camouflage. Most of us simply do, as we believe is best.
In my opinion, all of us have some of that “good character” in us.
Doctors, nurses, military, law enforcement, and firemen are people I have a great respect for. They put themselves on the line for strangers. They are unselfish.
My father has worked and worked and worked his entire life to provide for his family. He is just one among many who doesn’t ask for anything in return as long as they can do their part. They are hardworking.
I belong to a school in which the students honor a code. “Aggies do not lie, cheat, or steal, or tolerate those who do.” These students understand what it means to work towards a degree and the significance of that degree once it is earned. They are honest.
When the world is struck by devastation, caring people come to the rescue. Many Americans have joined together to share what they can to help those in need. During the time of September 11 or recently for the people in Oklahoma, Americans demonstrated their ability to contribute even if it was in the smallest way possible. They are giving.
Life can be quite challenging at times. It is easy to become caught up in your own world, to look upon your circumstances with minimal hope, and to believe that if anything else went wrong it wouldn’t make much of a difference. However, there are people who acknowledge the fact that there is more than likely somebody out there who’s having a much harder time than they are and understand that the attitude they live their life with will greatly determine how things will turn out. They are optimistic.
There are also people who understand the importance of a simple greeting, a smile, a telephone call, a letter, or any another form of acknowledgment to show that they remember that you’re there. Sometimes we take things for granted, and believe that the other people in our life our doing just as well as we are and that they do not need us. Yet the people who take the time to check up on their friends and neighbors sometimes turn lives around. They are thoughtful.
I believe that there are all sorts of good people in this world. We definitely all have our good and bad days, but to be a “good character” in nature I believe that a person must be unselfish, hardworking, honest, giving, optimistic, and thoughtful. I completely understand that we may not be able to be all this at once at all times, but I tip my hat to the people who do their best to try to incorporate these qualities into there everyday lives. These “good characters” are whom I wish I could fill up the story of my life with.