Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Intellect versus Character
Yet most parents are focused first and foremost on the grades and the scores on those standardized tests of their children. My kids' intellect is very important to me, but it's only the foresail their ship of destiny. The main sail, mizzenmast, and rudder are attitudes, aptitudes, and ethics.
The Greeks used to say "character is fate". (Thank you Mrs Satterfield, my AP English teacher, for teaching me that!) And I believe it. What about you?