character, chess, humility, integrity, wisdom

Chess and Character: How the Game Reveals One’s True Nature

Character is the foundation upon which we stand in the world. Those of poor character often resort to opportunistic shortcuts and lack sincerity. Let’s delve into some stories of how ancient people discerned character through the game of chess. Wang Anshi: Chess and character Wang Anshi, a renowned official from the Northern Song Dynasty, was ...

Max Lu

Close up shot of the pieces sitting on a chess board.

Beyond Words: The Value of Keeping Your Promises

The two words “I promise” carry a lot of weight, which is why when people break promises, it can create a crack in the relationship and lead to a loss of trust. Some may argue that not all promises hold the same weight. However, whichever way you look at it, a commitment is still a ...

Arianne Ayson

Young businessman in a navy suit wearing glasses.

How to Read a Person’s Character in Their 50s, 60s, and 70s

There are billions of people in the world, and the character and appearance of each person are different. There is a saying that goes: “The face is the index of the heart and the heart dictates what one expresses,” meaning, whatever a person’s character may be, it is reflected in their appearance and vice versa.  When ...

Tatiana Denning

A group of older adults laughing and talking together.

Act of Kindness Helped Couple Avoid Fatal Injuries

An act of kindness can impact a person’s fate. This is a scene captured by a roadside surveillance camera. A young couple was standing under a telephone pole, arguing violently with each other.  Just as they were arguing, an elderly woman crossed the street carrying fruit. Before she reached the curb, her bag broke and ...

Mikel Davis

A happy couple strolling together on a city sidewalk.

Giving the Gift of Character to Children

The most important subjects children can learn aren’t graded. Those lessons are in strong character and moral values, yet we seldom receive instruction. Here are some of the best gifts to help introduce those great lessons and build character in your children. Developing companionship For children, the warmest love comes from the companionship of parents. ...

Raven Montmorency


Be Friends With People Who Have These 4 Good Character Traits

People recognize each other by appearance, but they interact with each other because of their character. Good character is the source of trust and the proof of deep friendship. No matter who you are or what you do, character plays a big role. People with good character usually have the following 4 traits 1.  Not ...

Nspirement Staff

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Virtue is the Key to Receiving the Boss’s Admiration

We can see a person’s responsibilities and upbringing through the small things they do; in other words, small details can reflect a person’s virtue and character. Employees who do their work well, and pay attention to the small details, receive admiration from their bosses and other employees. As the saying goes: “Small details can ruin ...

Max Lu

Employees clapping.

You May Be Poor, but Maintain Your Character

Although you may be poor, you must maintain your character. Mr. Huang is an old friend of mine. I have known him for about 10 years. When I first met him, he worked as a barber for a monthly salary. He was paid rather meagerly, but despite this, every time I went to him for ...

Emma Lu

Five silver stars, with 4 standing and one fallen over.