Virtues and Success

In the desire to be morally upright, people are bound to acquire virtues that qualify as good traits. Indeed, virtue is the moral excellence of a human being and may vary in composition from person to the other.  That notwithstanding, each person has different or similar virtues that make them morally excellent including honesty, respect, kindness and courage. Every culture, therefore, has different sets of virtues that it considers necessary for the moral excellence of its members.  It is the evidence of these virtues that define the general character of a person in relation to their treatment of other human beings and how they relate in different environments. While there is no single universal set of virtues that qualify one as morally upright, the intermix of these virtues may portray the moral uprightness of different individuals (Cropanzano et al., 2011). Throughout my life, I have encountered scenarios that require different virtues, and these virtues have eventually defined my character in the end. For instance, both personal and professional aspects of my life have been shaped by different virtues. Ultimately, virtues shape my identity as a person and the level of success attained in my life.

Normally, people rely on the virtues expressed by different people in defining their character and identity. For instance, the virtues of courage, generosity and honesty are positively used in defining the character of people who have good morals. However, jealousy and dishonesty could also be used in defining the identity of people that are not morally upright. In the end, the virtuousness of a person is influential in shaping their identity and character in the long-run. Throughout my life, I have realized the value of this fact and purposed to exhibit positive virtues in shaping my identity. In particular, my success in school has been influenced to a great deal by the virtues that I

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