forging your character

The world that we are living in today is full of traps. There are forces lurking around that want to tempt you, seduce you, change you, and distance you away from your time, money and attention. But a powerful antidote to all these degrading elements in the society is a solid character. It’s a bulletproof shield around us that protects us and keeps us safe.

The more we question the invisible dogmas and scripts that we have been given and the more we pit them against the education that we gain in order to test them out, the more clarity we’ll attain and the better we’ll be able to guide and navigate ourselves through the evil mazes and labyrinths of this life and stave off any dark forces. We’ll have our own beliefs and convictions that will help us avoid negative people, toxic relationships, soul-crushing jobs, shrewd marketing gimmicks and any other dangers that usually afflict the uninitiated.

This is one of the primary reasons why self-education is so important and why we can end up paying heavy prices if we ignore it and don’t work on ourselves.

Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education.”

It’s important to have thoughts and convictions that belong to us and not anyone else. Not only will they keep us aligned but they’ll also serve as our beacons to stay on the right path — the path that resonates with the character that we are forging for ourselves.