Human Virtues and Character Strengths
The human virtue and associated character strengths that I chose as important to me is Humanity. The reason why I chose this one is because I feel that love and kindness are the center point for other virtues. Imagine the way I look at it, as humanity being the center of virtues and leading to other virtues and character strengths. Love is one of the most important things in this world and kindness is rare but important. One very well-known person who often demonstrated acts of kindness and love is Mother Theresa. Many people have heard of her and are aware of her kindness. Some people have even idolized her because of her well-known status as a so-called “do-gooder.”
The reason why these character strengths and virtue of humanity is important to me is because I honestly believe what goes around comes around. I believe that whatever you do for others will come back to you. If you are putting good into the world, good will come back to you and if you are putting evil into the world it will come back to you.
It isn’t just because I am a Christian and my moral values are defined by my religious choices, but also because I’m 30 years old and I know from experience that doing good for others makes my world a better place. I have also lived long enough that I am aware of those out to take advantage of other kind people like myself. I feel that is why it is important to be aware of social intelligence and the morals and goals of others. Knowing what others are aiming to accomplish will save people from much emotional pain and sadness. There are those in this world that will truly need and appreciate kindness.