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Adversity doesn't build character; it reveals it.

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Started: 5/24/2012 Category: Philosophy
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peacemymind

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Be It Resolved That: Adversity doesn't build character; it reveals it.

Terms:
Character:The mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual.
Adversity: Difficulties; misfortune.

Some believe adversity builds character. I disagree, and believe that adversity reveals character. Adversity can bring out the worst qualities in you or the best qualities in you. Either way, it reveals your character.

Adversity is thrown upon us and we must react to it. It reveals what is existent in us. Though character can change, it takes time and an accumulation of experiences and how we think about them and apply them to the type of people we are and want to be. A single circumstance of adversity can not build character.

"Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny."
BreeHikariu

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Pro, I accept this debate sounds like a lot of fun! I can't wait to crush you. Just kidding!
Well, I think that adversity builds character that's not already there. Character is Who you are, and who you are, isn't there before adversity strikes. It's what you earn for overcoming that adversity.
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