The Importance of Virtues
Benjamin Franklin was a extraordinary person. He created, developed and sucessfully implemented many things that directly affect each and every person to this day. Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was a major figure in physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. In the words of Walter Isaacson, “the most accomplished American of his age and the most influential in inventing the type of society America would become.” Franklin believed that his quality of life and contributions to society were directly attributed to his steadfast belief in being a virtuous person.
In today’s society virtues, morals and values are rarely discussed. There is a lack of significance and emphasis on the importance that virtues embodies which directly impacts peoples’ strength of character and quality of life. On CaptivatingHope.com there will be a whole series of posts on virtues. We are very passionate about sharing the importance of virtues and how developing these habits will allow you to improve your quality of life, will support you in creating meaningful relationships and will empower you to achieve your full potential. We believe the path to helping people recovery from trauma or from feelings of helplessness and hopelessness can be achieved through the learning and practice of virtues.
These posts will be located under ‘Tools and Skills’. One of our core beliefs and our main purpose at Captivating Hope is equip people with the tools and skills required to persevere through difficult times. We want to provide resources and support, however; our greatest hope is to provide education that will have a powerful impact on people’s lives.