Learning to think of others and the impact of our behavior on others can be infinitely more challenging for those among us biologically predisposed not to feel empathy all that easily. That’s why it’s so important to give ardent attention to this first commandment of character development early on in the socialization process.
The only reliable way to stem the character crisis plaguing all aspects of our society today is for the principles of sound character development to become more widely recognized, endorsed, and actively promoted.
Dr. Murray’s case should serve as a glaring example of the price we all pay when even one individual among us refuses to hold himself accountable.
Developing character is a very delicate social process that requires time, energy, a strong family unit, and powerful community support structures.
If people of character are given opportunity and freedom, greatness and prosperity inevitably follows. When people abuse the freedoms they have and behave recklessly and irresponsibly, all of society suffers.