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.”



According to one’s




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,


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.






  1. Perfectly written!

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