Character Traits of an Ideal American

Several perspectives analyze used to analyze and ideal American. The main two are the Christian perspective in which ideal America are classified as holding three character traits honesty, kindness and industrious. Audie Murphy identified at Americans have so many responsibilities and privileges hence an ideal American should have great noble qualities of loyalty and patriotism.The main concern is the description of the Character of an Ideal American in the Christian perspective.

The hardworking or industrious Ideal American is demonstrated in the fact that Americans live in a unique world where they are bestowed with different responsibilities. As a result the Americans adapted the rule of “Ask not what the country can do for you but what you can do for the country”.


This has brought the Americans and their country too far by believing that it is not a person from outside America who would actually make America what they want it to be but themselves through their inputs to contribute in different areas for growth. Several demonstrations of a hardworking ideal American places them in the battle battlefield honestly defending their country in the frontline while on other occasions these ideal American is in the field plowing in preparation for planting. This ideal American can also be seen in a local café operating on the counter.

What drives the ideal American in all this situations is that not everyone can have all what they want and sometime going an extra mile of giving one’s all despite what they do keeps one focused to the finish line. Deep in their heart they believe that at least someone has to work and this person is none other but them.

When one thinks of an ideal American as possessing kindness, the best example of the time would be to think of Army Carmichael, an Ideal American who reached out and brought to the word of God the orphaned children and through her kindness and overwhelming love. In her life long vocation in India, Carmichael opened orphanage and founded a mission in Dohnavur.

She is an ideal American for remaining supportive to the needy orphans even outside her home continent and country. Kind ideal Americans demonstrate their kindness even where no one knows them or cares to know them. These acts extend to people all over the world despite their races or cultures. Ideal Americans therefore, permit no form of evil to come in between them and their works of kindness. To some extent at least they learn to appreciate life and give meaning to it where it is lost.Lastly, an ideal American is called to remain honest even at adversity.

The best role model of honesty is sir Jonathan Edwards, who with the fear of nothing or no one boldly told the people, especially Christians, the truth so far as their sins and immorality were brought to light. Ideal Americans are disciplined to remain honest to things that directly touch their lives or the lives of other people so that with time they will appreciate despite earlier rejections or refusal for corrections. Honesty can also be demonstrated by the act of remaining truthful knowing that honesty never lies or cheats. In addition, ideal Americans know that honesty won’t make them prosperous nor celebrated, but earned them great respect from their beloved ones.

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