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Fairness is balance without weight. In its true form, it creates a frictionless environment where things like peace can thrive. Similarly humans desire fairness in a similar way to how they desire peace. Flaws in character do make it difficult to create fairness and selfishness often appears instead. However, when fairness exists, everyone can thrive.



Discipline is the commitment to a predetermined course. This course is an action or series of actions that take a person from one place or state to another. Discipline can be strengthened so that it begins to appear habitual for those who display it. Despite this appearance, discipline remains a choice for each and every person. They must choose whether to display it in their lives; determining whether it is present or absent.



The prequel to decisions, actions, and definitions is freedom. Before every single choice, there is a moment of freedom. That moment allows the choice to take root and provide a path to follow. Freedom is derived from original creation. Many believe that it is God who bestows freedom, while others say that freedom exists by chance. While there may be disagreement on its source, there is not dispute that it is undefined opportunity.



Character is what is displayed when a person is faced with a situation that calls for action. The action required usually isn’t routine or formulaic however it can been a product of that person’s past experiences and their values which have significant influence on the situation. The situations are often challenging in nature. Character isn’t revealed or defined in friction-less environments where everything runs smoothly. On the contrary character is most apparent in turmoil, hardship, and conflict. Interestingly it is in those moments when character reveals its true beauty.



Ambition is the energy that fuels a core pursuit. This energy is not transferable to another person or thing. The source of ambition is unknown. Some believe it is self manufactured, others say it is triggered by an avalanche of events, and others believe it is bequeathed by a divine source. Yet this energy we call ambition is neither good nor evil; it is completely agnostic. Choice, however, is its bridle. How we choose to use ambition determines what we achieve. How will you use yours?