Positive Character: HUMANITY (Part 2)

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PREVIOUS: Character: HUMANITY (#1)

See ACRONYM Page for abbrev.

(giving our very best)
It’s uprightness of character – decency, honesty, soundness, & being internally complete or undivided (the True Self).
Expressed as – being loyal, faithful, dependable, & dedicated.
Conducting ourselves responsibly – to the rules & laws of our community & spiritual beliefs. EXP : Honesty eliminates guilt & shame, while increasing self-confidence & sense of inner peace.
• able to admit to making a mistake  • be dependable & trustworthy
• be fair in our dealing with others & not be manipulative
• be willing to tell the truth even if it costs us money, friends, even our reputation
• don’t exaggerate to make ourself or things seem bigger or better than we are
•  do the ‘right’ thing all the time, even when no one is watching

💚 JUSTICE (rectitude, fairness, uprightness).
Taking personal responsibility to uphold what is pure, right & true.
 Conforming to the principles of human or divine law, strict performance of moral obligations,adam-and-eve integrity in dealing with people, correctly representing facts as to their value or demerit
• always remain open to reason  • keep our own conscience clean  • never prejudice others  • render to everyone their due or right • respect for the authority of law   • speak out for what is pure, right & true

💚 LOVE (well-wishing, kindness, self-sacrifice). Screen Shot 2015-07-14 at 8.18.43 PM The emotion of strong affection & attachment. An unselfish loyal & benevolent concern for the good of another. Can be passionate desire, closeness & intimacy, platonic or devotional
•  feeling a deep appreciation for everyone we meet because each is unique & special • putting a special someone’s needs before our own • seeing people for who they really are, & still care deeply

💚 LOYALTY (unswerving allegiance)
Show commitment to those we serve or care about, especially during hard times. Hold to our vows, Screen Shot 2015-07-14 at 5.54.07 PMallegiance or obligations towards any person or group.
Being supportive, consistent & faithful to a custom, cause, duty, legitimate (healthy) person or ideal,
It does NOT demand our silence or paralysis when somebody or something is in the wrong, is unfair, unjust….
• be of service to family & community  • encourage others in hard times  • don’t mock authorities • point out the good in others

💚 SERVICE (giving what we receive)
Giving up some personal rights & expectations – temporarily or for the long term – from a desire to serve. Not just providing goods & services as payment, or performing ones duties.
It’s also helping others to get what they want – actions that don’t involve a return, compensation, or consideration. Unsolicited help or benefit to someone in need, or doing give a leg upsomeone a favor. Also, active devotion to God, through good works & prayer.
• be humble, but not humiliated!    • be slow to react • be willing to go last, sometimes   •  don’t be boastful  • don’t grumble or complain   •   honor ones country   • look for ways to help others without being asked

💚 TOLERANCE (towards self & others)
Accept ourselves & others just as we /they are, rather than how we’d like ourself /them to be. Appreciate diversity – a willingness to recognize & respect the beliefs or practices of others. Allow others the right to their own opinions & peculiarities, & to be happy in their own way.
Realize that everyone is at a different stage of their character development, & accept that others express their unique character qualities in varying degrees of maturity. Overlook minor irritants in others. Ask images-6ourselves “How important is it?”
• accept the parts of ourself & other people that are UNchangeable  • don’t confuse what’s popular with what’s right  •  expect the same of ourself as we expect of others    • listen carefully, with open mind, before forming an opinion   • look for ways to help others grow & mature.

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