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Best-selling secular author and expert in consumer behavior, Malcolm Gladwell, in his book, "The Tipping Point" comes to this conclusion:

"Character, then, isn't what we think it is--or rather, what we want it to be. It isn't a stable, easily identifiable set of closely related traits, and it only seems that way because of a glitch in the way our brains are organized. Character is more like a bundle of habits and tendencies and interests, loosely bound together and dependent, at certain times, on circumstances and context. The reason that most of us seem to have a consistent character is that most of us are really good at controlling our environment."

I would like to think that some of us have convictions that supersede environment--not that environment does not impact us, which is why we should try to watch our environment. And if there is one conviction I would love all of us to have, it is this: bring everything back to the Word!

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