I sight Character as a facet of personality. Personality is the lower self. Soul is the higher self. This declaration of levels, one being called higher, one being called lower, is not a discrimination, if only to show importance in this time; they are not separate, and one does not undermine the other or vice versa. Both are needed to be One, as everyone has been expressing. I hear everyones cry for Unity. Bearing witness to the maturity of this forum, there is no need for I to explain the importance of Soul; but character deserves equal exploration. It is a integral part of human freedom; the development of our social network, to put it slightly scientifically. Think of it as an edge or a lining. A Soul, call it Goodness, without edge has no substance, but is just plain air. Why, nowadays, "Character" garners a definition, is because the unmindful society has created two selves in an effort to categorize us, sort our traits into boxes, whilst leaving God out and as an option, a grander effort to make dirty money.
Now, from another point of view, we have culture. Culture is a form of Unity and is a way to grow as One. There is no "celebrity vision" no "fantasy life" no "fiction". With culture, physicality, personality, and spirituality grows in a tight knit bond with reality of the present Earth, its settlers, and big Jah Jah. The right Culture will teach the youth how to survive with the land given through even the roughest of times, will protect the identity against the pressures of false reality and confusion, and will preserve the vision of who we are at the end of the day: One with Almighty God.
America is new and has no culture. This should come as no surprise. Coming from JA, living here now for nearly a decade, I can say this without conviction or remorse. This place is a dreamland, an illusion, a lie, whatever one may want to call it. Lives here are forced into brackets, from birth to death. There is fear. Motions here are too quick and not thoroughly thought through. Conversations are mere scripts, devoid of intimacy and divine purpose. The same can be said for budding relationships, worse for the ones created "online". It's almost like a breeding ground for bacteria, this country. InI watches day by day as these germs grow into families, societies, people. Just lost. Not grow, are being cultured, is more like it, in the labs of scientists, the meeting grounds of psychologists, oblivious teachers, false prophets and fake leaders.
All the hopeless sinners.
I have come to overstand that it is important to keep character, but to let it be true. You can only be yourself. Let righteous emotions, pure intentions and the vibrations of the earth be your guides. And create no partiality with your body and soul. After all, character is mostly the mind. And the mind is the medium, so keep it balanced and constantly checked up on. Also, keep an eye out for Babylon, the devil in disguise. Perhaps the best advice I can offer is to never take anything too seriously, seeing the conflicts that tend to generate after the good words have done been spoken on a topic. That, and love more.
What the I's think?
-Satta Amassa Gana