Not Cease from Exploration

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Traits I Value

In no particular order, for no particular reason.

Curiosity
Having a natural interest in many things seems like real gift.

Accountability
We all screw up, so I don't get people who can't seem to admit the obvious.

Open-Mindedness
Related to curiosity, but takes it one step further. It's okay to have beliefs, but they can't get in the way of personal growth.

Faith
I admire real, true faith. This is the stuff that you see when someone takes a leap based on something bigger than they can personally comprehend. This is different than, for example, blind obedience to something written in a book or uttered by a preacher. When someone looks for "proof" of their Faith then I think they are kind of missing the point.

Humility
We are all born naked, we all eventually die and in between we are all subject to the same sorts of frailties that come with being human. The illusion superiority is more a sign of weakness and stupidity and strength and intelligence.

Humor
I like being around funny people. Life is already too full of serious stuff.

Independence
Being able to live your life without having to depend on someone else is the ultimate expression of personal confidence. It's a gift.

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