A Scoutmaster asked his troop to define character. One Scout said character is “thinking good thoughts,” and another said it is “ being a good citizen.” Another said character is having good morals, and another said it is “being honest and courageous.” A young Scout held up his hand and when called upon said, “Character is what you do when nobody’s looking.”
What do you think this Scoutmaster minute really means? What is so important about behavior that present even when you are not being observed? I think the answer is, that how you act, when you think no one is looking, is your true character, for better or worse. I’m pretty certain all of us, at least everyone I know, can always improve on our character. If you want to see what yours is like, have a look when no one else is, and think about what you observe.