“I’m a man of my convictions; call me wrong; call me right.” – Toby Keith
Conviction: a fixed or firm belief. (www.dictionary.com)
Integrity: adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.
Ethical: pertaining to or dealing with morals or the principles of morality; pertaining to right and wrong in conduct. Continue reading
Most recently I had a conversation with a gentleman who is a Marine, a veteran police psychologist and an avid supporter of self-defense. The conversation started because I had been asking questions about families and the environment set dependent on whether the family itself – that being the mother and father (or other primary care-givers) – either taught self-reliance or they taught dependence. I was amazed to find out that studies had been done which revealed children were born predisposed in their reactions to challenging events. I’m having to be very careful in my wording but to simplify it some, what I discovered was that some babies are born apparently less fearful of certain events than others. When such children are raised in households that teach self-reliance and over-coming challenge, then the adults that result stand a better chance of dealing with traumatic events without negative side-effects. Continue reading