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The Greatest Human Attribute


What's the best characteristic a human being can exhibit?

You can offer "compassion" as an answer. That's a good one, to be sure.

You might suggest "loving." It hints compassion, and a host of other good behaviors.

Me, I'll go with "commitment." Because it embodies persistence, which speaks to accomplishment, and signals that a choice was made, which shows freedom. A committed person will achieve things. A committed person is loyal. If you're committed, you're in for the long haul. Unwavering. Determined.

My second nomination would be "passionate." You can be committed, but if you don't have fire in the belly, the going can be slow and painful to keep up the nerve to do what you've chosen to do.

Passionate commitment? That's someone to be reckoned with.

Where do you consistently exhibit your passionate commitment?


by Brett Rogers, 6/5/2008 1:50:41 AM


I would say these have the potential to be the greatest human attribute(s), but also have the potential to be the worst. On the opposite side you could end up with a Nazi regime, 19 asshat's flying planes into the world trade centers, suicide bombers, etc. Combine commitment and passion with intelligence and morals and you really can do great things. :)

I do agree that someone with passionate commitment is someone to be reckoned with. Barry O's followers are a good example of that today. He could commit a felony and you'd still see 75% of his backers sticking with him. They are impervious to logic, there is no moving them from their position.



Posted by Pale Rider, 6/5/2008 11:02:26 PM

I've thought about this some more. Maybe commitment is the most powerful attribute?



Posted by Pale Rider, 6/6/2008 2:40:22 PM

Most powerful... excellent, PR.

And you're right about Barry-O's followers. The crazy thing is that most of his followers are young, and have no idea what they're doing to themselves.



Posted by Brett Rogers (, 6/6/2008 5:04:50 PM

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