53. IS GOOD CHARACTER MORE VALUABLE THAN MONEY? - Jack’s Life Lessons For Teenagers - Jack Lookman - #EmpowermentandInspiration


The dilemma of whether having excellent character is more valuable than having money is one that is deeply meaningful in life, particularly for teens who are still forming their identities and morals. Even if having money might give you access to material goods, security, and comfort, in the end, your identity and the way you affect the world are largely determined by your character.

The term “good character” refers to a variety of qualities, including kindness, empathy, honesty, integrity, and resilience. These characteristics influence how you relate to people, overcome obstacles, and give back to your community. In contrast to monetary prosperity, which is ephemeral, excellent character is enduring and becomes the core of your identity.

First and foremost, lasting relationships are built on a foundation of excellent character. People appreciate and trust you when you exhibit virtues like kindness, honesty, and integrity. These genuine relationships improve your quality of life and provide as a network of support in good times and bad. In the end, true happiness and contentment come from the caliber of your connections rather than the amount of stuff you own.

But it’s crucial to recognize that money plays a part in supplying possibilities and needs. Although having strong morals is important, having enough money can reduce stress and give you access to activities that improve your life, such as healthcare, education, and travel. However, it’s crucial to understand that without a strong moral compass and a sense of purpose, money cannot buy happiness or fulfillment on its own.

In summary, whereas financial resources may offer momentary solace and stability, integrity is what ultimately results in enduring satisfaction, significance, and influence. Honesty, integrity, kindness, and resilience are qualities that you can cultivate to improve your own life and make the world a more compassionate and just place. So keep that in mind while you negotiate the challenges of puberty and beyond that while money may come and go, good character is the true currency of a rich and meaningful life.

And in this world we live, as good character becomes a very scarce ‘commodity’, following the laws of demand and supply, there’s a great likelihood of people of good character becoming wealthy.

Thank you very much for your time. 

This is Jack Lookman signing off. Ire o (I wish you blessings)

Ire kabiti (I wish you loads of blessings).

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