Posts tagged character
When You Get Exactly What You Want

There are times in life when we happen to get the exact thing we're wanting. Maybe we have worked and strived for years to obtain it. Maybe by some happenstance that thing we've wanted lands in our lap. But it's a sobering reality when we find that the thing we've always wanted comes with a price. 

It's kind of like time travel in movies. If you've seen Butterfly Effect or The Time Machine, you know what I'm talking about. You try to change that one thing; intercept that one moment, that one decision. But once it changes, all the other pieces rearrange too. You cannot change that one moment without affecting the course of your life. 

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Measuring Character

I’ve heard it said that a person’s character can be guaged by what they do when no one is watching. On some level I agree. We all experience those moments when an opportunity to do something less than moral arises, and the possibility of anyone knowing is close to nothing. Maybe it’s in those moments we can see what a person is truly made of. But there is another, much more obvious scenario where a person’s true character will surface:

When they have been wronged.

Offenses comes in many shapes and sizes. There are small offenses, such as a snide remark that can be quickly overlooked and forgotten without saying a word. Others may require an apology or amends to be wiped clean. But there are some offenses that require immediate and powerful reaction. Possibly over a long period of time. I believe it is during these most hurtful offenses that our true character is exposed for all to see.

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