“I am like this only” vs “I would like to be like that”

Iyer, Prakash “I am like this only” vs “I would like to be like that”. Teacher Plus. ISSN 0973-778

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He is made to be a mathematician.” “She is a saint.” “This boy is artistic, but fickle. He can’t help it.” We say these things often about people around us, and we are not merely labelling them, we are identifying their nature by considering some ways of thinking and behaving as essential to them. ‘Their character’ is a simpler and polite term. The term is disconcerting because it has a sense of permanence to it. Habits can go away, but character remains. Occasionally, our responses in some particular situations might be different from our usual habit, but our character remains the same…so we think.

Item Type: Article
Authors: Iyer, Prakash
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Moral Education, Character
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Education
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/3622
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