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Character is how someone acts when there is no one else around When an individual is faced with a decision and there is no consequence or reward for either choice other than their personal feelings the decision they make reflects their character Ones character solely reflects them and only them because we can choose to stray from general expectations no one can think and make decisions for us and only an individual can reflect their own character you cannot fake or makeup characterEveryone has expectations made for them before they are even born but it is an individuals character that causes them to meet their expectations or stray away from them Whether or not we follow the expectations made for us in the end it will come down to our choice to do so So while our outside influences such as our parents teachers and overall community may tell us what to do what is good or bad it is up to us personally to listen or not listen to agree or disagree Chris McCandless from the non-Fiction novel Into the Wild is an example of someone who chose to stray from his expectations While his peers expected him to go to an expensive college and get a substantial education he wanted otherwiseMcCandless headed out to Alaska to spend time alone away from the society he disagreed with and to enjoy the geographic aspects of Alaska he loved His actions say a lot about his character he was brave independent and thrill seeking If an individual does follow their expectations it is still their choice to do so Society and an individuals community can tell them their general idea of what is right and wrong but cannot make decisions or think and act for the individual What goes on through an individuals mind and how they act is one-hundred percent in their control Martin Luther King Jr one the most well-known activist for African
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