Character Counts

My husband and I just had a conversation that I felt was "blogable". Is that a word? :)  We are both Michael Jackson fans and were talking about  how his music legacy will live on even though he is gone. We started talking about how, sadly, his negative issues that surrounded his life will also be remembered.  Whether he did them or not is not the issue, he will be remembered for not only his musical legacy but the things that he was accused of and some that he admitted to.  My husband talked about why it is so important for us to teach our sons that no matter what you do in life, no matter how successful you are or how much money you make, your CHARACTER is what counts.  You can do all great things and if your character has unforgettable flaws, that will follow you. Once it is tainted, you can't get it back. It is gone forever. Yes, people may still like you and look up to you, but in the back of their minds they will always have a tainted view. Character really does count.