As graduation looms near, gratefulness is unavoidable. While it is easily a cooperative effort in many cases, I feel indebted to a number of individuals, but one specifically comes to mind. These characteristics rise to the surface as symbolic metals to pin to his “character uniform”. The characteristics that I admire are these.
This is an attribute that is difficult to live out on a daily basis, unless it has genuinely become apart of a person’s character. It has become a natural attribute of their presence. It’s not a trait of weakness as is the common misconception, but of a strength under control. It is a person who is lucid and has potential, but is stable, and is approachable. A person possessing humility has a certain gravitation, as they will often be the few who will listen when someone needs to talk something out.
There are attributes that some people possess still that really is a testimony to a moral fabric still present in society. This characteristic is such a testimony. There who are able to put in 10-12 work days and then return home to attend to their families, and show no sign of wear, but actually have energy, as though the very life they life resonates as a source of energy for them. Others are pioneers and innovators, having chosen the path of seemingly academic suicide, until their theory begins to take root at a practical level. Those who can maintain their composure amidst the constant barrage of disdain and disrespect have a reward that extends beyond the success of their project.
While it would seem obvious, less-and-less are distinctly showing passion, but really are merely reacting to the genuinely unorthodox actions of others. But when passion comes out in a person, their heart comes out, their eyes intensify, their energy source is mysteriously unending. They are aggressive menaces against complacency. A passionate individual is a contender.
It is a state of contentment heading into an atmosphere of risk. The possessor of this trait will find followers, as confidence is very attractive.
The person considered in having all of these qualities is an individual who is a mentor who has helped me to seeing the practicality of life. His smile never ceases, but his words are so very sincere. I hope to grow in the characteristics I have seen in him.