Diplomas, awards of recognition, meritorious service awards and other such papers are often given to deserving individuals who by their efforts have earned them.
I applaud everyone who has dedicated themselves and shown the efforts to attain such recognition.
However (ya knew that was coming didn’t ya) What one does with a Diploma’s implied acknowledgment’s is just as important as the achievement itself !
After all you can teach a dog to fetch a paper, but ya can’t teach him to read it!
Please take the time to go to this link and read an inspiring story !
Dexter Manley who played for the Redskins, Graduated High School and got into college. He could only read on a second grade level. But God bless him he did the right thing. Mr. Manley took a positive action approach and learned how to read. His story should be a map for others who can’t read.
My problem in this scenario is that some folks who can read, and have earned diplomas, abuse their credentials and mislead others into believing a false history! People who on the front page speak with authority and tout their credentials, but on the back page talk like drunken sailors slinging insults and profanity.
Your Character is gauged on what you do when no one is around to see what you are doing! At my last post while on patrol I found a wallet in the parking lot. I took it into the office, placed it in the lost and found , then I documented it in the passdown log. I never opened it. When my boss came on site I told him of the find. He opened the wallet counted the money inside. $8.00 . It was then I found out it was a test to see if I could be trusted. The company had placed the wallet where I would be sure to see it, and wanted to see what my actions would be. Thanks Dad ! Ya brung me up right.
The same gauge of character should apply to what you write and teach !