Character -the complex of mental and ethical traits marking and often individualizing a person.
Ethical– conforming to accepted standards of conduct.
Here would be a couple of examples of lack of character and ethics.
- Federal investigation into the Minerals Management Service shows inspectors passing around porn, using illegal drugs and accepting gifts from oil companies.
- Congressman: Anthony Weiner ring a bell.
- Sex Scandals-Tiger Woods, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, North Carolina Sen. John Edwards, New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, President Clinton, etc, etc, etc
- Enron, Delay, Arthur Anderson, on and on and on.
“Acceptable standard of conduct”, what is the acceptable standard today? I’ve heard people say, “doing the right thing” is proper conduct. So what the right thing? The Bible is the only place I know where to find the “right thing”. If you don’t believe in a higher power then that only leaves man to determine what is “acceptable standard of conduct”. I know some has had to notice that the more we remove God from our government, schools, and society the greater the range of “acceptable” man allows. We can talk all day about the problems with our politicians, sports athletes, pastors, and CEO’s but it all comes down to Character and Ethics. How can we bring this county back to greatness if our leaders and policy makers do not start with these qualities.
Leadership Guru, Speaker, Best Selling Author and Community Builder ORRIN WOODWARD had a great post. Character = Integrity * Courage “Character is that special quality, that makes men and women, who have it, appear larger than life”. Please click the link to see Orrin’s full post.
God Bless and Lead On