When you're growing up, it's probably important to you how others perceive you. It's important to have good values and morals of your own that you can stick to in any situation.
Respect, empathy, confidence, honesty and cooperation – to name a few – are traits you can use for the rest of your life and will be appreciated by friends and family. Being a good person and supporting what you stand for makes you feel good about yourself.
Think about how you can help others in ways that are important to you, such as recycling or volunteering. You can volunteer at a senior center or animal shelter, clean up your neighborhood at parks or beaches, help out a local charity, and other activities. All these – and many more – teach you important lessons about yourself, your world, and make a difference to your community.
You can choose how you act toward others and how you help others. You can start now by making a conscious decision to pay attention to your behavior.
Figuring out what morals are important to you just takes time. Observe others and see what you value. Decide what you admire in others and why. Do you feel good about how you act and treat others? If not, it's possible to figure out who you want to be and make changes in how you act.
Below are different values, behaviors and traits that you may encounter throughout your life. Think about how these traits affect you and whether or not you want to have these traits in your life.