Having upright character is entirely self-serving: You feel good about yourself and you sleep soundly. You don’t fear how your actions will look in the newspaper or in the blogosphere. You need not agonize over how your kids, partner, parents, friends, classmates, neighbors, and co-workers will view you. Being a solid citizen is the ultimate de-stressor. Consider these three truths:
· Fame, popularity, and riches go away; only character endures.
· Ethos is established at the top, and you’re the top in your world.
· People want to trust you, so make it easy for them.
As for me, I have plenty of faults, but I try to do the right thing.