"Many people would be scared if they saw in the mirror, not their faces...but their character."
I'm not sure where this came from, but it spoke volumes to me.
Wouldn't it be cool if we could have character mirrors? What would an honest person look like? Or a grateful one?
But what about people who lack confidence, empathy, respect?
We don't have character mirrors, but we do have that inner dullness that tells us when we're treating someone poorly or when we're being dishonest. We also have that inner glow when we're confident, grateful, and respectful.
Some character traits may not be inherit, but they can be learned. Teach your kids to listen to their inner glow or inner dullness. Remind them that when they glow, they're doing good in the world for themselves and those around them. When they're dull, they need to consider the choices they are making.