Quite some time ago, we posted about life skills and various activities to learn or in which to engage. Let’s refresh our memories on the character traits that help us be better all-around, as both citizens in our communities and individuals.
Cooperation: work together towards a common goal
Courage: face challenges with confidence
Curiosity: desire to learn about a wide range of things
Effort: try your hardest
Flexibility: ability to alter plans when needed
Friendship: make and keep a friend
Initiative: do something because it needs to be done
Integrity: act according to what’s right and wrong
Organization: plan, arrange, and implement in an orderly way
Patience: wait calmly for something
Perseverance: continue in spite of challenges
Pride: satisfaction from doing personal best
I wanted to talk about caring – feeling concern for others, but now that I’m reviewing the list, I kind of want to talk about cooperation. So, what I’ll do, is talk about all of them! Seriously, we’ll discuss the various traits as we come to each one. We’ve already discussed responsibility. We have kind of discussed common sense with Reverend Kim’s list of 50 facts of life. We’ll start at the top and work our way down the list, but we’ll remember we’ve already checked two of those topics off.
So now, let’s look at how Merriam-Webster defines care, the verb/action/attitude http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caring.
: to feel interest in something : to be interested in or concerned about something
: to feel affection for someone
b : to feel interest or concern <care about freedom>