No one is born perfect. But the goods news is that we can all work to learn certain positive traits and behaviors that will improve our relationships, our happiness and our character. Cultivate this list of 21 personality traits that form the basis of a good character:
Generosity is the opposite of miserliness or cheapness. Generous people are giving towards others financially and interpersonally. Generous people are charitable. Charity is one of the five pillars of Islam, and is recognized as a virtue in Christianity an most other religions. When you think about generosity, money and material goods come to mind, but you can also be generous with your time, your friendship and your support of others. Generosity does not mean having no boundaries, being a pushover, or giving too much when you can't reasonably afford to do so.
Really you ask? Is it possible to tell whether something is right or wrong in less than 10 seconds? At first you might think that what is right for you is preferential...it is very different from what is right for me. In fact, what is right probably varies from country to country, and culture to culture. Correct?
No! Nonsense! Moral ambiguity is for the weak. By the time you are done reading this essay, you will see that ethical problems are really incredibly simple to resolve, regardless of how complex they may seem at first.
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