Choosing character and cultivating character

Here’s what I voted for: Love, Peace, Joy, Faith, Truth, Grace, Kindness, Respect.
A while back I made a yard sign with nothing but these eight words. Just to put these words and their energy…

I'm a human being, how about you?

I wonder how many of our problems stem from the boxes we check in our minds? The boxes we use to identify who we are, to define ourselves. The same boxes we use to define who they are:

“I’m a [political party of choice]”

“I’m a [gender identification]”

“I’m a [job title / hobby / sport of choice]”