United States Naval Institute Proceedings Volume 44, No. 1

United States Naval Institute Proceedings Volume 44, No. 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ... character, asserts the same truth. But deeds, habits and actions of all kinds constitute conduct. Thus we find conduct and character complementary and mutually re-active upon each other. They are as closely unified as are the respective totalities of mind and body of which they are, in fact, but phases. Thus we may regard character as a state of mind, and conduct as the physical manifestation of this state. Or, conduct may be conceived as a course of action, and character as the resulting impress on the mind. This brings us to the point where we can see that moral training or character training is essentially a matter inseparable from conduct. The time-honored principle, " we learn by doing," has here its full application. There is nothing of mystery or of difficulty in the practice of moral training, and it is far more effective when applied_to groups than to individuals. Good habits are established and character is moulded by regulation and sujwrvision of conduct. This is precisely the method used in all good military organizations, and its effectiveness in making over undisciplined. raw adults into worthy loyal citizens, filling positions of trust afloat and ashore, is convincingly shown by our naval records. The younger the recruit the more certain the benefit. The practice of obedience to rules and regulations, established for no other purpose than the common good of all, soon begets the habit of asking the questions, relative to any contemplated action, " Is it right or wrong? " "To do or not to do?" A mind habitually sensitive to these questions is under moral training. It is very doubtful if the graduates of our National Academies fully appreciate the value of the "Conduct Record" as...show more

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  • Paperback | 668 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 34mm | 1,175g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236974794
  • 9781236974792