Character, week 1

We are starting a new discussion topic this week, Character.  During our lessons this week, we will talk about the basic meaning of Character.  Our in-class discussion lesson follows below:

“Knowledge will give you power, but character will earn you respect.” — Bruce Lee (author, teacher, actor)

Character:  qualities of honesty, courage, and integrity;  good personal qualities, especially the qualities of being brave and determined when doing something difficult.

The word “character” is used in many different ways.  As we talk about “character” in our lessons over the next few weeks, we’ll need to be clear with each other on just what we mean.  We’re talking about our personal qualities — things like honesty, courage and determination.  As we get to know other people, these sorts of qualities — their character — are how we come to respect them.  We can also strive to follow their example, and develop good qualities of character in ourselves.

Discussion Questions:

  1.  Do you think the Tenets of Taekwondo are qualities of character?
  2.  Which of these is the most important to you?
  3.  Which of these is the most difficult for you to do?

Please share your answers to these questions, and your thoughts about Character, with our school community by using the form below.

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