Last Saturday I went to a class that taught me how the build my character and my self esteem. In this class I learned about the six pillars of character which are trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.
Trustworthiness is basically just being honest, be reliable, be loyal, don’t deceive, cheat or steal. All its saying is to have the courage to do the right thing. Respect is something that you have to give before you can get it. So to be respectful you have to always use good manners, never use bad language, and just be considerate of others feelings not just yours. Responsibility is one thing you have to earn and isn’t just given to you. With responsibility you do what your suppose to do, use self control, and be self- disciplined. When your responsible and you make decisions you must be accountable for that decision weather the choice you made is right or wrong.
Another pillar of character is fairness. When you’re fair you always play by the rules, take turns, share, be open minded and listen to what other people have to say. Another to make sure that you are fair is to make sure you don’t take advantage of others, and that when something goes wrong not to blame others carelessly. Caring is another important part of character, because when you’re caring you’re kind, you express gratitude, forgive others, help people in need, you’re compassionate and show others that you care. The last pillar of character is citizenship which is doing your share to make your school and community a better place. When you have citizenship you cooperate, always be a good neighbor, obey all of the laws and rules of society, respect authority, and protect your environment.
The six pillars of character can be be achieved by any who wants it, but in order to achieve this goal a person may have to change the way they live their life a little but that’s a small price