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Character vs Reputation

By Clyde-Kristoffer Jan 04, 2014 342 Words
"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, Because your character is what you really are, while reputation Is merely what others think you are".

Reputation is  the general estimation in which a person is held by the public. Yes, in public. This means that this are the things that people usually notice right away. This may be looks or possession. This means that reputation can be made in an instant. Character on the other hand, takes weeks, months, years, or even a lifetime to fully develop. This is how you really look at yourself when no one else but the Lord is looking. Judging by our first paragraph, we are clearly stating that we believe that character is more important than reputation. Don't take it the wrong way, we also believe that having a good reputation is also a necessity. People around us don't really know who we are so they base their judgment merely on our reputation. This way of evaluating us can't be avoided that's why some people spend most of their times building up a good reputation. But we have to understand that God rewards character, not reputation. To care more about your reputation means you care more about public opinion than the opinion of God. Which is clearly a problem. Your good character is the most important asset you have. It takes a lifetime to build but can be lost in an instant. Once lost, it is difficult to regain. Your true character is revealed when no one else is looking. Often, people decide to act based on short term gain, or an easy fix to a problem and end up doing the wrong thing. With those things being said, we strongly agree with the quote that we should be more concerned with our character rather than our reputation. We will end our paper with this one final quote: "Reputation is what men say about you on your tombstone; Character is what angels say about you before the throne of God."

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Jaime, Clyde Kristoffer

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