Presentation on theme: "Show-Me 4-H’ers Character Module 3 The Six Pillars of Character."— Presentation transcript:
Show-Me 4-H’ers Character Module 3 The Six Pillars of Character
PILLAR ONE Trustworthiness
Even Small Lies and Deceptions Can Topple Towers of Trust Towers of trust are built stone by stone, yet no tower is so tall or so strong that it can stand when lies and deceptions undermine the stones at its base.
Integrity is moral wholeness demonstrated by a consistency of: Thoughts – what we think Words – what we say Deeds – what we do Duties – what we should do Integrity
What is right is right even if no one else is doing it. What is wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it.
Do: Tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Be sincere. Be forthright and candid. Don’t: Lie. Cheat. Steal. Be sneaky, tricky or deceptive. Honesty
Thank you for caring So,what else have you lied to me about? White lies often look very different from the perspective of the person lied to. THE TEST: Upon learning of the lie, would the person lied to thank you for caring, or feel manipulated or betrayed?
Keep your word. Honor your commitments. Be dependable — do what you are supposed to do, return what you borrow; pay your debts. Show up where and when you are supposed to. Be prepared — do your homework and bring what you need to do your work. Reliability & Promise-Keeping
Do Stand by, stick up for and protect your family, friends, school and country. Be a good friend. Look out for those who care about you. Keep secrets. Don’t Betray a trust. Let your friends hurt themselves. Do anything that is wrong, even for a friend or just so others will like you. Ask a friend to do anything wrong. Spread hurtful rumors or gossip. Loyalty
Respect PILLAR TWO
Two Aspects of Respect What You Think of Others How You Treat Others
RESPECT Follow the Golden Rule Be tolerant and accept differences Be nonviolent Be courteous
PILLAR THREE Responsibility
Responsibility requires you to recognize that what you do — and what you don’t do — matters. Responsibility