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Explain how character impacts individuals and society. Analyze the relationship between values and character. Compare ways people acquire values. Explain the importance of living according to one’s personal standards. Describe how people can make ethical choices.
Character Mentor Values Personal standard Peer pressure Proactive Ethics
Choose a person you truly admire. Write about the personal qualities this person has that have earned your respect. Briefly explain why you look up to this person. › Do they set an example for others to follow? › Do they inspire you to achieve more? › Do they strive to make a difference in others’ lives?
Character – moral strength and integrity. › Know what is right from wrong › Committed to doing to right thing › Accept and live by principles Honesty, respect, caring, responsibility, mutual trust › Promotes the well being of society › In order for society to function, people must cooperate with each other
Name people how help to develop YOUR character. Why does society need people with character and have universal values?
Someone who acts as a teacher or guide. › Person takes a special interest in your life › Someone that you look up to
Write a job description for a mentor › Young at-risk students › New professionals › New parents › College students
Values – beliefs and ideas about what is important. › Universal Values › Acquiring Values › Living by Your Values
Some values are the same to all societies. Values guide people and help them live together in society.
Trustworthiness › Keep promises › Dependable › Stand by your friends, family, country, and religion Respect › Show high regard for self and others › Tolerant of differences › Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements
Fairness › Treat others equitably › Take turns and share › Practice good sportsmanship Responsibility › Be accountable for your actions › Be dependable › Admit your mistakes, correct them and accept the responsibility
Caring › Be kind and compassionate › Express gratitude and give encouragement › Help people in need Honesty › Tell the truth › Be sincere › Don’t cheat or steal
Integrity › Stand up for your beliefs › Resist peer pressure › Live according to your values Self-discipline › Exercise self-control › Demonstrate hard work › Give your best effort › Be determined
Citizenship › Respect authority, obey laws and rules › Volunteer at school and in the community › Vote › Conserve natural resources
You begin to learn values as soon as you are born. Where/how do you learn values? › From parents and teachers correcting your behavior Sharing, fighting with siblings › From religion and culture › Society Not stealing is taught to us by the use of punishment when caught
For each of the following scenarios select three universal values that the person would need to communicate.
An employer addressing an employee’s consistent tardiness.
A teen discussing a mutual acquaintance with a friend.
Consider the consequences Listen to your conscience Turn to your family Gain knowledge Evaluate the source Talk to others
Personal standard – rule or principal you set for yourself › Guides your behavior by defining what you do or don’t do › Code of conduct Peer pressure – influence of others Proactive – taking the initiative to think and plan ahead for situations
When setting personal standards ask yourself: › What situations tend to put your values in conflict with others? › When do you feel uncomfortable in what you think people expect of you? › In what situations do you tend to feel pressured into being and doing something you don’t want to do? › What types of situations do you feel that you are compromising yourself?
Ethics – principles and values that guide the way you live › Based on what is fair, right, just, caring, and best for all people involved › Some are clear-cut, others can be challenging
What are your personal standards? › Write them down and put them in your wallet.
Have developed a positive set of values, set personal standards, and make ethical choices Is a learning process