Who Is The Most Important For My Profession?

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Depending on whom you ask, the most important virtue for someone to possess will vary. Maya Angelou strongly believed that it was courage1. Contrary, Bernard of Clairvaux was very adamant that it was humility1. Taking a look into their backgrounds, Maya Angelou was an author, poet and civil rights activist (bio., 2). It takes courage to speak your mind and actively fight for something that you believe in, especially when you know that there are many people who don’t agree with your way of thinking. On the other hand, Bernard of Clairvaux was a monk of the Cistercian order who was very pious and encouraged others to humble themselves before God (New Advent, 3). Looking at these two examples it is likely that the virtues rendered most …show more content…

Receiving warranted constructive criticism and keeping an open mind is an example of this type of virtue. Stubbornness and gullibility are the deficiency and excess cases in this situation, respectively. Unlike virtues of thought, virtues of character are gained through practice. Engaging in honesty is an example of this type of virtue. Understating would be the deficiency and being boastful would be the excess. Honesty and respect are a few virtues that I possessed before my time as a student at Texas A&M University. Although, I recognize that my work and experiences throughout my college career have helped strengthen these virtues. There have been multiple situations that I found myself, or a fellow student, in and honesty really was the best policy. No matter what the personal cost is, a virtuous person acts according to value and principle. Even if the news is negative, most people respect that another individual had the disposition to tell the truth. Speaking of respect, working with other students on various projects or even just listening to other’s questions during lecture helped me appreciate my fellow students. Each student possesses different abilities and skills and it is admirable that others will have ideas, suggestions, and questions that vary from your own. Other virtues that are perhaps more specific to engineering are curiosity, open-mindness, and perseverance. Most, if not all, fields

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