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When life is easy, little is demanded of you. That is why your character gets built through difficulties and adversity. If you are lucky, you deliberately bring most stress on yourself through rising to a challenge.
Each of the four ways that youprovides for a different manner of . confirms that the character you show is not simply a coat that you put on and take off expediently or to win the approval of others. Your personal growth requires that you develop your self so that you cannot be other than you are.
I examine below each of thein terms of:
Remember that «functioning in daily life» is the frame of reference, not some extreme situation or hypothetical moral quandary.
is about being consistently true to your at all times and manifesting congruence between what you say and do. (To use the usual formulation, «being true to your self», might sound like egocentricity.) Psychosocial reality is created by what you say and think. So you bear a responsibility for affirming and thereby sustaining and propagating what is right and good.
The requirement here is modest.simply demands that you speak up when others are being deliberately exploited or harmed, or if the human cost of a choice is being ignored. There is no demand for extremes of daily self-sacrifice, or the impossible prevention of all suffering.
hypocrisy, in which the affirmation of noble values bears little relation to personal actions. When most everybody values integrity, there will at last be a society fit for human beings to live in. That social benefit, currently a little way off, has to commence with each person's creative efforts as explained here.has an opposite,
Integrity is used with a variety of meanings and references in psychology, ethics, cognition, arts studies, philosophy, and consciousness studies. It is also used variously in business and marketing contexts.
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Note that the present use of the term is as a formal name for a particular character-building process with the and with properties as defined by the internal structure. All formulations are subject to further inquiry and improvement. The relation of this THEE process to other uses of the term has not been explored. Can you suggest a better name?
is the prerequisite for acting constructively in a situation. The advice to «be yourself» in a situation is often used as an equivalent. It means participating properly, noticing what is going on, empathizing with others, and being aware of your personal response at all times. is associated with a state of «relaxed awareness», in contrast to being tuned out. It can be continuously active. By you will be aware when the situation calls for a time-limited period of more intense «focused awareness».
The key social benefit from an For example: If it is a crowd in a public place, then courtesy will be manifested. If it is a team effort, then the project will move forward well. If it is a social event, then there will be stimulating enjoyable interactions. If it is a risky situation, then the danger is likely to be avoided, prevented, or effectively managed.is that others are encouraged and helped to be comfortable and constructive i.e. . If everybody is « » in a situation, then interactions will be appropriate and things will go as well as they possibly can.
Within music alone, there may be only six or seven main categories of instrument, but there are thousands of different instruments and musical settings. Each requires a specific talent to extract the greatest beauty for the benefit of others.are about innate capabilities and personal aptitudes that feel natural. They are what differentiate people with identical training and experience. Valuing your talent separates you from the crowd. The issue here is less about self-improvement, and more about proper use of a gift from chance or providence. Fortunately, social life requires vast numbers of different talents to suit the myriads of social niches.
Most of us can discover some special talent within, but unless that talent is properly valued, you won't put in the effort and then find opportunities for its application. If everybody focused on their talent, there would be widespread social benefits. People are happier functioning at their best, and usually blossom further when their talent is recognized and appreciated. But, like charity, valuation begins at home.
Life responds to your creativity. Creativity is based on rising to the challenge. Challenges require courage, and a hero is always courageous. Some challenges are obvious and almost unavoidable e.g. the Journey of the Hero, which is about how you move from childhood to being an adult filling a role in society. However, once you are an adult, what then? Don't worry: there are many more unknowns and difficulties ahead.
Society benefits from your personal heroism because this sustain its existence. You may possibly share in the opening up of new frontiers, and provide opportunities for others. Why not?
Originally posted: 10-May-2013