Character in a Crucible of Conflict
Extreme events call for extreme measures. The root of extreme events is often conflict. Conflict is the crucible of character.
Tacking action during conflict while staying true to one’s self and humanity is leadership through character. It is about looking out for others during extreme events.
Some may be familiar with the name Rick Rescorla. Others may not have ever heard of him, or if they did, they might have forgotten the story. Rick Rescorla demonstrated leadership through character throughout his life in remarkable ways when confronted with conflict.
Virtue of Compassion
There are fantastic examples of people who demonstrated the virtue of compassion over their lifetime. Stories like these are a reminder of our humanity. They help us put our own lives in context with other people we share our world. One story is the life of Clara Barton. Her story is well told with her role in helping the wounded during the American Civil War and forming the American Red Cross. Every person can learn about the virtue of compassion from the life of Clara Barton. Here are a few highlights of her story.
War History Online by Jinny McCormick
October 25, 2017