WAVE 3 News Editorial - September 1, 2016: Character

WAVE 3 News Editorial - September 1, 2016: Character

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Character is the most important predictor of health, wealth, and happiness in adulthood. Building character starts with humility - being as interested in other people as you are in yourself.

A growing culture of disrespect in our country is at the root of many of our societal ills. We all should model a culture of respect within our homes, prioritizing family time with face-to-face conversation. Children must be called out when they are disrespectful to themselves, other children, parents, or other adults.

Over 40,000 groups in 70 countries have already signed up for the third annual Character Day September 22 and you can as well.

Go to characterday.org to participate. Plan a character day for your students, employees, or own family or neighborhood. You will be provided free access to resources to help develop character, from films to printed materials.

You can help build up our society. One person can make a difference. This summer, in particular, has been a challenging one for our country. This is an opportunity to do something about it.

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