Reflections

Character


It’s late at night and I’m half asleep already but as a personal promise I had to write something as I do everynight. It’s very difficult to do so while tired and sleepy. The struggle more than anything else is thinking about something to write, something relatable to you as well and what came to my mind first was the power of will. The power of will is magnificent, I wish I had more and what it got me thinking about was: What feeds the power of will?

CHARACTER

Character is a fierce creature within us. It is aggressive, it is also judgemental. It is the divine beast that says what is going to be accepted and what is not. It is a beast of supreme power, the more it gets fed, the more it grows.

Ralph Waldo Emerson defines character as: “a reserved force that acts directly by 220px-Ralph_Waldo_Emerson_ca1857_retouchedpresence, and without means.”

A person with character is quite interesting. Character can be seen as the capacity to say no to anything that does not mold the judgement of what is worthy or not worthy, what we can tolerate from what not.

You can say that a person with character is quite intolerant.

Character is the capacity to cement personality with force and power. A person with personality is interesting but a person with character is attractive.

Jordan B. Peterson says: “There is very little difference between the capacity for mayhem and destruction, integrated, and strength of character. This is one of the most difficult lessons of life.”

It is true, a person with character is a dangerous person. But what do you prefer?

Nietzsche argued that a moral men, is merely a coward disguising his fear with morality. Character decides for itself.

One last thing

Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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