As the school year has started, I thought I would share some knowledge about belief vs. truth. Belief in something does NOT make it true. Also, the number of people believing in something does NOT make it true. Remember, 1500 years ago everybody “knew” the earth was the center of the universe, 500 years ago everybody “knew” the earth was flat. Ring a bell?
Well what will you discover this year? How can we apply that same principle to ethics, morals and integrity? What are morals? Where do they come from? What are standards? Where do they come from? What are values? Where do they come from?
Is the theory of evolution really believable? Did that Rolex watch make itself! Does a house in the desert build itself? Of course not! If we can draw the correct conclusion on such simple items as a watch and house, why can’t we acknowledge that the more complex universe had a designer, a creator an intelligence far superior than that of our own? Consider the complexity of the watch in the following video. The video is 7 minutes and 43 seconds. But it will leave you with some obvious conclusions.
If we were created, do you think the creator has a purpose for us? Why did he make us male and female and tell us to subdue the earth and have in subjection the fish of the sea, the birds in heaven and every animal walking on the earth? Why did he say there would be no more sickness and even death would be gone forever? Hmmm…Interesting questions, these!
The answers to these questions will determine if you live a life of immorality, corruption and dishonesty, or live by the highest standards and morals provided by a supreme creator. Men can come up with rules and laws but they pick and chose when to apply them. Morals and ethics, principals, and integrity are from a higher source. The creator of all things teaches us how to benefit ourselves. He is never unjust!
a person’s standards of behavior or beliefs concerning what is and is not acceptable for them to do.
“the corruption of public morals”
|synonyms:||moral code, code of ethics, (moral) values, principles, standards, (sense of) morality, scruples
“he has no morals”
Man did not create morals.
Example: Today the world says we must be tolerant of everyone. Really…this could imply there is NO right or wrong, there is no good or bad! It suggests people can do whatever they want whenever they want and to whomever they want. But aren’t they doing that anyway? They believe in free speech without filters. They can say whatever they want to whomever they want! Hmmmm!
Give that some thought. Would you want someone walking up to you and just start screaming abusive words or names at you simply because some imperfect law says they have the right to do so?
Belief in something does NOT make it true!
Without trying to sound preachy, start thinking about what a “Perfect” world should look like.
Why would YOUR world be that way. Remember, what you believe may not be what your classmates believe. So whose standards should you follow, YOURS, YOUR CLASSMATES, PARENTS, TEACHERS….
or the CREATOR?
We can all agree the Rolex watch did NOT make itself. Our universe and the human body are far more complicated than a Rolex watch. So you have some soul searching to do this year. To help you with your direction, I want to share a story about Fernando Casillas. This is a very compelling story about an individual who chose to change his character. Watch his video. If he can change, so can YOU!
Steve Brown is the CEO of Universityofbandz and writes blogs about the importance of developing and maintaining good character and how it can have a positive influence toward a students attitudes about their education and life in general.
It is important to note “Good People” can do bad things and “Bad People” can do good things, the difference is intention and frequency, duration and intensity. People of Good Character DO NOT continue to practice their mistakes. Like Weebles, they may wobble, but they always tend to get up and find the proper path in life, while people with BAD CHARACTER practice their vices daily. They are typically angry, abusive in words and actions, hateful, unhappy, and deceitful.
Want proof, simply look at your the world you live in. How may people have been through a treatment program but then straightened up and followed the right course vs. those who simply cannot seem to get their act together? Why did one person make and the other did not? How many people date multiple individuals and blame their partner for all of the problems only to repeat their same mistakes in their preceding relationships? How many people get married and divorced 3,4,5 times and never seem to grow up only to keep blaming their former spouse? How many students keep failing their classes, only to blame the teacher, or invent excuses such as race, or disability or discrimination?
At what point do people decide to become accountable for their own actions and acknowledge they need to be better at every level?
Good Character is a CHOICE! Choose correctly…
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