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Character and Place: How We Shape Home and Home Shapes Us

Playhouses

Submitted
June 25, 2018
Published
June 27, 2018

Abstract

Good character is easily confused with good behavior, a simple matter of following “the rules.” But good character is often a matter of breaking the rules, and following the rules is often a sign of bad character. Rules can threaten the development of character. At the same time, the development of character seems to require the use of rules. The paper suggests that in order to use rules safely, to develop rather than diminish character, we must be able to “play” with them.