In simple terms, character can be defined as the combination of mental characteristics and moral qualities of an individual. It is important to have and develop good character from childhood as this portrays who you really are. It has the ability to shape destiny of both individual and society.
Trustworthiness + respect + responsibility + fairness + caring + citizenship = Pillars of character
J. C. Watts says that “Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking.”
There is a proverb “An ounce of character is worth a pound of intelligence.” This shows that character is important than academics.
What is character education?
Character education teaches good moral values and important character traits beyond academics which encourages the development of ethical and responsible individuals. It helps in emotional, moral and intellectual development of an individual.