Greetings from Steve Brown MS, CEO UniversityofBandz
We are proud to announce our new campaign for 2016-2018
VALUE YOUR CHARACTER
Do you need to be perfect to have self-respect, respect for others, and principled love of people in general? NO! But people of GOOD Character do it out of principle and in spite of varying personality differences and quirks. Look around you. You cannot hide kindness, good will, mildness, peaceableness, patience and self-control and other virtues. If we are honest with ourselves who would you rather spend YOUR time with, the loud mouth bossy person who has no respect for anything or anyone or the mild, kind, patient person?
How would you rather be defined by your classmates or remembered after graduation? CHARACTER is something that goes with you like your diploma. Your diploma only says you graduated. Your transcripts say what your proficiencies and deficiencies are in a given subject matter. But your CHARACTER says who and what you are at your core. Your CHARACTER speaks louder than any diploma or awards could ever speak.
One of my former associates who holds two PhD’s and is a clinical psychologist once said you cannot hide intelligence. I would add you cannot hide good character!
So what can you do if you have graduated and you did not do your best? Simple…..seek remedial classes, get a tutor, work on those deficiencies until you reach your Maximum Educational Improvement (MEI). Maybe your best is only 8th or 9th grade while someone else may be a post doctorate level. The point is to reach your maximum level of academic improvement and not compare yourself to others. Good Character will allow you to find contentment with your achievements.
Maybe you damaged your character along the road; does that mean it has to remain that way? Not at all! The human species has the power to grow beyond mistakes, words and definitions and negative opinions. You have the ability to grow, change your direction and point of view, all of which means you can choose to change your character. Notice how the operative suggestion is choose to change? So what you choose to become is really up to you!
The next time you go to class ask yourself, can you listen respectfully, without interruption? Can you participate in the class, read your books and do your homework? Can you treat your teacher and students with respect? It will not be your academic proficiencies that determine your choice. It will be your character on display. We can hide our diplomas, our transcripts and school work, but our Character is ALWAYS ON DISPLAY!
How we think, speak, act, dress, and how we treat people, is not based upon any academic proficiency, but on our character! People of good character turn lemons into lemonade, rain into showers, and mud into pies. They find the silver lining, they see the positive and they pursue it! They do not waste their time on negative things and do not let others negative attitudes rain on their day. There is a resilience to forge ahead do their best no matter what the odds may be.
Is that your determination?
When a person repeatedly speaks to hurt, behaves in a manner to inflict pain and suffering, bully, intimidate, lie, cheat, steal, frame by degree, treat people differently because of race, culture, ethnicity, etc. Then it is safe to say that individual needs a character readjustment. It does not matter their age, race, religion or gender. If they act in any of the above ways we would all agree that they have some serious personality flaws that need to be corrected!
Unfortunately, the majority of people DO NOT change their character as evidenced in the level of corruption in society. Newspapers report our governments, non-profits, pharmaceutical companies, various world systems are plagued with dishonesty and lack of integrity. They point to police brutality, racism, terrorism, immigration laws, illegal experimenting of US citizens with neural chips and Nano tech, corrupt judges, attorneys, bad priest, murders, increase in suicides, ad-nauseam that it is not going away anytime soon.
So…..each of you have a decision to make. What type of student will you be? What type of citizen will you become? Do you really want to be the BEST you possible? If that is your wish you have our support and best wishes. We encourage you to wear our 3V apparel and caps and spread the word that GOOD CHARACTER is the key to academic success!
Ste Brown MS, CEO