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by Ron Kurtus

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Franklin's Virtues How could I follow the virtue Chastity? Bangladesh
General Is being a virgin a sign of good character? India
Franklin's Virtues Virtues are a mold to live by USA
Stealing Do people caught stealing go to jail? USA
Stealing My friend got caught stealing USA
Traits How many character traits can a person have? USA
General How do I develop good character? South Sudan
Responsible What does being responsible mean? Malaysia
Stealing I used to steal UK
Honesty What is a trustworthy marriage? Zimbabwe

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How could I follow the virtue Chastity?

Topic: Franklin's Virtues


October 5, 2012

How could I follow the virtue Chastity? Won't my wife will be unhappy if I only use venery for offspring (i.e. sex once in 6 months)? Please answer me. I REALLY want to conserve my SEXUAL ENERGY as much as possible and to transmute them (chapter 11 in Think and Grow Rich). I am unmarried and not in arelationship with any woman.

Shakkhor - Bangladesh



Chastity refers to the sexual behavior of a man or woman that is acceptable to the moral standards and guidelines of a culture or religion. Although it usually include refraining from sex before marriage, some cultures and religions allow it.

It is natural for a young man to have much sexual energy, so trying to hold it back does not really conserve the energy. In fact, in some cases trying to conserve sexual energy results in frustration. For a married man to have sex only every 6 months is not normal and makes both the man and woman unhappy.

Seek a good and natural relationship with a woman that is acceptable to your religion and culture. Many men do that and are satisfied in their lives.

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Is being a virgin a sign of good character?

Topic: General


August 21, 2012

being virgin a girl can be titled good character girl.
if she loses her virginity that means bad character.
Leaving her lover,love only just because not to hurt her parents resembles sign of a bad character or what.

nisha - India



Many cultures believe that an unmarried girl should remain a virgin until she is married. But sometimes a girl can lose her virginity to a man she plans to marry. That does not mean she has bad character, especially if they do get married.

However, a girl who has sex with many men can be considered having poor character among others in her culture.

Although it is good to try to please your parents and not want to hurt them, they need to realize that you have your own life to live. Sometimes parents forget that their children must make their own decisions.

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Virtues are a mold to live by

Topic: Franklin's Virtues


February 26, 2012

the virtues and the ten commandments are a mold to live our live's by. Being a good, just and charitable person will give all a life very close to the mold we have set to live our live's by. Being of moral character and a patriot to the republic makes the U.S.A. a great country to live , we should all contribute to the priviledge of being a citizen, free and given the chance to prosper.

Bob - USA



Thank you for your views on the subject. I believe that most people will agree with you. It is also the philosophy of the School for Champions website.

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Do people caught stealing go to jail?

Topic: Stealing


December 12, 2011

The people that get caught do they go to jail or do they have tobe on house arres?.....

Stacey - USA



Some stores like Wal-Mart are cracking down on shoplifters and will call the police if they catch one. After checking if the person is a repeat offender, the police will usually take the person's name and perhaps give a ticket. Sometimes they just give a warning. Other times the shoplifter will have to go to court and get a fine to pay. Seldom is a person put in jail for a first offense.

Other type of stealing, like breaking into a house or robbing a person, is handled much more seriously. Still, the person is required to go to court and may get a fine or even be sent to jail.

House arrest is only used as a special form of punishment instead of jail.

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My friend got caught stealing

Topic: Stealing


October 12, 2011

Hi , yesterday one of my friend who lives in pennsylvania , caught while shoplifting and she got arrested and police has taken her photo id and her fingerprint and then they released...stating she will get a letter from the court ...she stole ear rings of worth $140 , actually she is in phone and she is not paying attention to the things she is buying and she has already bought one ear rings from the macys and she stayed there for another 30 minutes if she want to steal one more ear rings , she would have already be out of the store earlier but she did not have any intention of stealing..can you give me the best possible solution .....and she is an international student and she is on F-1 status....

xxx - USA



Unfortunately, we have received a number of letters from international students who were caught shoplifting. It is not a good situation for anyone, especially someone in a foreign country.

If it truly was a careless mistake, it was extremely careless to examine something in a store and then walk out with it, not realizing she did not pay for the ear rings.

Her best course of action is to hire a lawyer and try to plead her case that it was an accident and that she would pay for the ear rings. Her counselor at school is a good place to start for getting advice in this situation.

It is unlikely she would be put in jail, although she may get a fine. But the big problem is the possibility of having her visa taken away and having to leave the country.

I hope everything works out for your friend and that this will be a lesson learned for her.

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How many character traits can a person have?

Topic: Traits


August 22, 2011

how many character traits can 1 peron have my teacher told me to pull up this site and see what character of traits i posses what does that mean.

robyn - USA



There are long lists of possible character traits. However, we've tried to narrow the list down. The lesson Three Character Trait Classifications gives and overview of some of the possible character traits.

Examples of personal character traits are whether you are hard working or lazy, conscientious or careless, and courageous or cowardly. Social character traits include whether you are honest or dishonest and whether you are harmful or helpful to other people.

There are many character traits that are in between the extremes. For example, a person might act lazy about something she doesn't like to do but be ambition for things she likes.

It is good to study your own behavior to know more about yourself.

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How do I develop good character?

Topic: General


August 13, 2011

Please, outline for me ways of developing good character? Thanks

- South Sudan



There are a number of character traits that will help your individual performance. Some of these are working hard, doing a good job, being conscientious, and being courageous.

There are also positive character traits for dealing with other people. Some are to be honest, do not harm others, and to be helpful.

Finally, there are rules to follow to be a good member of your society and religion.

Realizing what is good behavior in each of those areas and following those values will help you be considered as a person with good character. And that will lead to success in what you do.

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What does being responsible mean?

Topic: Responsible


April 27, 2011

I am doing a paper that relates to this topic and I would like to know further about being responsible means. Is being responsible can bring one to be success? Is being responsible person is more important than being successful person? How do you think that success is related to responsibility of a person?
I hope that I can get an acknowledgement from you soon. Thank you for your help.

Cindy - Malaysia



A person who is responsible acknowledges his or her role in doing things. If something goes wrong, it means not making excuses. It is also feeling like you are in control of a situation as opposed to feeling you are a victim.

Being responsible means you are accountable. In a business or a job, the person in charge is responsible for what is done.

Taking responsibility means that you grow from what you do, as well as mistakes you make. It is a good character trait to have to help you become successful.

Successful people are usually responsible for their success.

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I used to steal

Topic: Stealing


April 7, 2011

used to steal and now everyone in my class acuse me for missing propeties. What can I do?

- UK



One of the biggest problems with stealing is that you can get a reputation of being a thief. Even if you no longer steal and are very honest, there still will be people who suspect you of being a thief, especially if something is missing.

You need to go out of your way to show you are honest. If something is missing, you may even offer to help find it or find who stole it.

It will take a long time to get your reputation back. But after a while others will forget, especially if he really show you are honest.

Best wishes on getting others to trust you again.

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What is a trustworthy marriage?

Topic: Honesty


March 26, 2011

What is a trustworthy marriage or family spiritualy?

victor - Zimbabwe



A trustworthy marriage is when each person trusts the other to be honest and honorable. When one person does not tell the truth or violates the marriage vow, the marriage is not trustworthy. However, if one asks for forgiveness, the trust can build over time.

Family spirituality can relate to good religious values, as well a good character and cooperation. You have a good spiritual family relationship when you are all at peace with each other, as well as yourself. There is the spirit of cooperation between husband and wife, as well as the children. You are all together for the good of the family.

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