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The Importance of a Man's Character - Koon Yew Yin

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Over the years, a man changes physically, mentally and his character. From the above photos, you can how I have changed physically. I was from a poor family. While waiting for a scholarship at 18 years old, I did weight lifting, as you can see my V shape body. Ha! Ha! Ha!

 

A man’s character is his fate and nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal. Nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

 

A clergyman watched how people self-sabotage themselves by seeking spiritual solutions to character-deficit issues. They look around at everybody as suspects for their predicaments when their greatest demons lurk within them - their character.

 

What we often call our destiny is truly our character and since that character can change, then destiny can be altered. Character is destiny.

 

Most people believe that we can pray ourselves to success and get away with virtually anything if we become a stickler to some prayer routines. There is no amount of spiritual penance that can substitute for character. Sometimes, you need character, not prayer.

 

The measure of a man’s character is what he would do if he knew he never would be found out. What would ultimately destroy a man going to high places in life is not really the enemies that are waiting for him there, but the character that followed him there.

 

Classic examples are those corrupted politicians and senior government officers who are being exposed by MACC.  

 

You must learn to treat people with courtesy and respect.

 

The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who cannot do him any good, and how he treats people who cannot fight back.

 

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him. The way we treat people we think cannot help or hurt us, like housekeepers, waiters, and secretaries, tells more about our character than how we treat people we think are important. How do you treat people?

 

From Google search, I found this interesting story about human character.

 

The great wall of China

 

One of the most impressive architectural feats and the greatest military defence project in history is the Great Wall of China.   

 

Originally conceived by Emperor Qin Shi Huang (c. 259-210 B.C.) in the 3rd Century B.C. as a means of preventing incursions from Mongolians and barbarian nomads into the Chinese Empire, the wall is one of the most extensive construction projects ever completed.

 

History has it that when the ancient Chinese decided to live in peace, they made the Great Wall of China; they thought no one could climb it due to its height. During the first 100 years of its existence, the Chinese were invaded thrice and every time, the hordes of enemy infantry had no need of penetrating or climbing over the wall, because each time, they bribed the guards and came through the doors.

 

The Chinese built the wall, but forgot the character- building of the wall-guards. Though the Great Wall has over the years become a powerful symbol of the country’s enduring strength and spirit, but it has actually been a good reminder to the Chinese of the superiority of human character.

 

The Chinese realised much later that the best defence against the enemy is not a fortified wall, but a fortified character. Thus, the building of human character comes before building of anything else.

 

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