on character

a person is always
what they do
their actions define
their character
words are empty
unless validated by action
it’s easy to quote poetry
or political philosophy
but unless you live a life
that reflects those words
you are false
a mask hiding your real self
the hardest thing in life
is to live your words
why even speak
without the appropriate action
it’s just air

3 thoughts on “on character

  1. Yet how often is it the articulation of our observation that shines the light on the need for an active response? Ovservation/Articulation/Action function in our lives as natural character formatives. And yes, poor observation results in poor articulation and worse action; worst of all no action at all . . . Appreciate the invitation to think on the matter . . .

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