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African Proverb: Good character is sufficient armor against any untoward happening in life. Anyone who wears it need fear nothing.
To have a successful life one seeks to develop Iwa Pele. Iwa Pele translates to good character. This concept represents the growth of beauty and depth of character from within. By our actions and interactions we demonstrate that we are in harmony or balance with our being and the univeral concepts or traditional way of life that shows respect to all that is a part of concert of creation. Iwa Pele understands the importance of responsibility and the consequences that come from positive or negative actions.
Here are a few attributes we may acquire in striving toward Iwa Pele.