The character trait that is most needed during tough times is that of resilience. As Joanna Miller explains, it’s essential that we teach our kids to be resilient as well.
It’s always a good thing to have clarity about what you stand for. Jeff Thomas does a terrific job of defining liberty.
If you’re serious about being able to distinguish between what’s sound and unsound, logic is a handy tool. Daniel Lattier has an excellent primer on the 10 habits of logical people. You may even be able to give Sherlock Holmes a run for his money.