"Character is that which can do without success."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
I think that sometimes we might think that achievement, or a certain stature within a place has everything to do with character. It may have to do with a certain success in the way of accomplishment, but I think it has little or nothing to do with character.
I view character as that which we are; the accumulation of all that we are; that which we are when no other person is within sight or sound of ourselves. Achievement is not that which we are, as stature is not who we have become or from where we may have come in terms of lineage. Instead, character has no desire for success, or achievement, or stature. It is simply and perfectly that which we are this moment.
In That, We Are All Of Sufficient Character.
Spread Some Joy Today--by relaxing in yourself, whom you have become to date, and with anticipation of all that you will be.