Booker T. Washington said, "Character is power." A very simple statement, but yet it carries such a deeper meaning. He also said, "Success is to be measured not so much by the position one reached in life as by the obstacles he has overcome." Character is formed because the obstacles exist, my friend. It is impossible to develop strong, trusting, and well-founded character where there has been no "testing" of that character. Character doesn't just "happen" - it doesn't just fall into place one day in our lives. It is because we have been tested on all accounts and found lacking in nothing!