What is Character?

Char·ac·ter , [kar-ik-ter]

A moral or ethical quality: a man of fine, honourable in actions.
Qualities of honesty, courage, or the like; integrity.
 
In a sense character is one of the mysteries of life. It could be thrown into the mix of philosophical questions such as “what is love?”, “what is life’s purpose”, and more closely related, “what defines a man?”. Each one of us will probably come up with descriptions that are in the same ball park, while disagreeing on some of the secondary attributes.
But one thing is certain. Character does exist. It may be defined by the parameters of a culture, but people world wide all sense a person of sound character when they grace through its presence.
 
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