Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Does Character Define Destiny?

Ten Indus scripts discovered near the northern...Image via Wikipedia
In my action and adventure book, Gettysburg Passage, from Amazon, the main character struggles with a challenge that some might call his destiny. The action in this story takes place today and involves successful young professionals living in the Washington area in the U.S. These young people work hard and play hard and question whether they really have time for an adventure that might change their lives.

The main character, Rick Reynolds, is actually called upon to risk his life for something he is not sure is worth it -- a recently discovered sacred object from an ancient civilization. He is called upon to act, to preserve this ancient symbol -- and he is unsure if he should get involved. His friends have lots of opinions but at crunch time, at least early in the story, they aren't much help.  This quandry calls to mind this quote on destiny:

"Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny"

For Rick, his character is clearly his destiny in this novel. If you would like to learn more, look up Gettysburg Passage by John Callahan under the book section of Amazon. com.  Readers have posted some amazing reviews.

Key terms: archaeology; lost civilizations; Crete; Egypt; Mesopotamia

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