March 22, 2012
Dr. James Oldfield
Building Character Through Personal Responsibility
According to The Nature, Advantages and Limits of Personal Responsibility In Pursuit of a Wellness Lifestyle Ardell Wellness Report (E-AWR), 6/22/2011; the author highlights “despite the power of the unconscious, we remain responsible for our choices” (Issue 579). I determined The Nature, Advantages and Limits of Personal Responsibility In Pursuit of a Wellness Lifestyle Ardell Wellness Report to be a reliable and relevant source after I researched the title of the periodical and the author’s name, Donald B. Ardell, Ph.D. in a couple of search engines like Google and Bing. The search engines mention his extensive book writing along with periodicals and essays published by several publishers since 1984. Mr. Ardell has been a member of the National Wellness Institute. He has won numerous national and world competitions. In July 2011, he was recognized with one of the highest honors in health promotion and wellness fields. I believe the author has an unbiased opinion on personal responsibility. From the information on line and a few of his periodicals I have read, Mr. Ardell seems to have an open mind on multiple topics. Although, I did not thoroughly read each of his periodicals, his thoughts were not read (in my opinion) to be judgmental. He is a motivational speaker who involves himself, inspires others, and has the ability to sway an audience to think outside the box when it comes to personal responsibility, their behaviors, and attitudes in their quest to have a better lifestyle when consequences of actions and a conscious thought process are considered before making a decision which may hurt you or those around you. I feel the information obtained may strengthen or may weaken my essay because Mr. Ardell’s periodical does not fully address character building. The periodical addresses more...