There was a time when I was proud of my possessions, and money in my hand. Then I realized there are things still beyond my reach, and they cannot be traded with my possessions or money… and if I am measured by money, then what I have is not even a speck in the wealth of world… again, what am I worth when I do not have any money or possessions?
There was a time when I was proud of my knowledge, and the knowledge I shared. Then I realized that knowledge that I possess are not created by me but rather given to me by this world, people who walked ahead of me. If I am measured by knowledge, then I am not even a drop in the ocean of knowledge… again, what I am worth when others too have gained my knowledge?
I understand that character is what defines me, or for that matter any one. Contours of character is marked by values. It is hard to hold on, when values are challenged. They will get challenges, for sure, during hard times. If values are compromised, then character was only a perception
Love, empathy, honest, … may help you or backfire on you? But can you afford to compromise? Character and values, I believe, are not a matter of convenience but rather reason for the very existence of the individual and defines the individual