Posted by: karenparmer | January 20, 2010

Image or character?

I have the most random thoughts spiraling through my head from time to time.  Okay, ALL the time.  Today as I was driving to Moe’s (welcome to Moe’s!!!!) I couldn’t get these thougths out of my head. 

 Image v. character

I have come up with my own little acronymn for “IMAGE.”

Inaccurate

Manifestations

According to one’s

Gigantic

Ego…

IMAGE!

I love that you can pick up a magazine and find IMAGE CONSULTANTS.  What is that all about?  Do we live in a day and age when IMAGE, NOT CHARACTER, is what we are all about?

To me, IMAGE is that personna we wear that says to the outside world,

THIS IS WHO I PRETEND TO BE.

Character is that real part of life that says “Do the right thing EVEN when no one is looking.”

So, what is the image that I present to others?  What is my real character?

I know some might say, “she’s a real character.”  Probably not a solid endorsement???
But I do believe that if I work harder on character….then the image others see will be a reflection of the character that I want to possess.

Proverbs 22

 1 A good name is more desirable than great riches;
       to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.

Ecclesiastes 7

1 A good name is better than fine perfume,
       and the day of death better than the day of birth.

 

 

 

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  1. Perfectly written!


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