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1. Courage
When you encounter a challenge, and are unsure what to do, never hesitate.
Go with your gut.
Have the integrity to realize what is right, and the courage to stand up for what you believe in. Always stand up against those who mock you and those you care about. And always have the courage to admit when you have done something wrong, or are doing wrong.

2. Abstinence
Take hold of your body and seal it.
Sex is the gift of completion.
The mind and heart must be truly fulfilled, before you engage in the act of lust. Let yourself not be alleviated by the stirrings in your body, but rather by the care and affection of others.
Sex is connection between you and the one you truly love.
NOT mere lust.

3. Temperance
Do not put your cravings farther than necessary. Eat food and drink only to keep yourself in good health and in good spirits. Waste none.
Food is the essence of life.
It is NOT the essence of being alive.

4. Charity
If you have all you need, do not live in luxury, when the weak and sick have nothing. Give them what you can and spread the wealth to create happiness. Choosing greed over charity leads to loneliness and emptiness.

5. Kindness
Always show kindness to others, regardless of who they are or what they have done to you. Kindness is what makes the world go round. Envy and hatred cause nothing but pain, a ripple in a pond. Stay vigilant with kindness and soon the world will be at peace.

6. Diligence
Never waste time. Never be alone.
Laziness is sin, and by so you are wasting your life.
Be outside. Be productive. Be kind and charitable. Be doing something.
Without diligence the other virtues are useless.
Quit wasting away, doing whatever pleases you, and go make something of yourself.

7. Modesty
When you are not worthy of taking pride in yourself,
Do not do so.
Those who have done great things, have great aspirations, are great human beings,
They have the right to take pride in themselves, for the sin of pride is nothing compared to all the good things they have done. If you live a life of laziness & cruelty, and you take pride in being a no-body... You must start becoming modest.
No one listens to, or cares for, Anyone who believes they are great,
When they are truly just a fool.

8. Forgiveness
The divine virtue.
People make mistakes. Humanity is imperfect, they lack guidance and leadership.
Forgive and make peace. The earth spins on a tilted axis trying the best it can.
So do people, human beings are not perfect.
And if hatred for another burns in your heart, I understand.
But it will subside, your scars will heal, and then you will be ready to make peace.

9. Faith
The world is frightening and people need answers.
These answers are not defined, or known.
With faith, you find the answers.
Though you do not know if something is right, you have confidence in the power you have invested.
Religion is faith. Faith is purpose.
I beckon you to go, and find your purpose. Become strong. Become confident in what you believe. Be saved by a higher power. Get a philosophy. You cannot find your destination without something to lead you.

10. Wisdom
The wise are those who live everyday, like you and me.
However, with each experience, they learn and take note.
They go deeper, and see more than just one situation.
Instead of arrogantly leaving error as it is, the wise learn from their mistakes.
Wisdom is not useful, unless it is shared with others.

11. Love
Faith gives one purpose in the big picture,
But love is what gives you purpose in your own life.
You live for another, live for them, live to make them happy and they in turn do the same for you. To be with another, give yourself to them, and find the counterpoint in your own heart.
Find out what you truly want when they look into your eyes.

12. Friendship
Loneliness eats at your soul.
You don’t know who you are without your friends,
Without people to connect with you,  who pick you up when you're down.
Protect you, keep you company, give advice, build off your experience.
To take away your doubt and to assure you that you can accomplish your goals.
To be by your side, when you finally become what you have always aspired to be.
My personal virtues,
In order to become a truly great person,
One must follow these 12 virtues, and find them all,
Perfectly balancing each one.
Thought i'd write them out,
However they all go much deeper than this.
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OrganicFantasy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
This is so full of win and goodness.
Black-Banryu Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Thank you. :3
I don't write very much anymore, and I don't like a lot of my stuff... But thanks. XD
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blossomsakuraXx Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Student
woooo...thats awesome... but i dont think anyone could be just like that..
is their was... cool! >w<
Black-Banryu Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
Thank you so much!
And Some people could. ;p :D
blossomsakuraXx Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Student
i want them then! XD
BlackLadySango Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!! :D i like how you described all =)

*you see thay i´m not almost there as before ^^; XD *
Black-Banryu Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
Lol its ok. :hug:
Thank you for commenting :D
BlackLadySango Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha,ha no probbie ^^ :hug: you´re welcome ;)
jaimed1968 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
This is a wonderful piece. I agree with how you describe each and why they are good. Very well done. :hug:
Black-Banryu Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
Thanks Jai :hug:
jaimed1968 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
You're Welcome! :hug:
kittyb78 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008   Writer
very nicely done:3
Black-Banryu Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
Thank you :3
kittyb78 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008   Writer
welcome D
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