Cultivating Honorable Character /web/books/cultivating-honorable-character Children and youth who focus only on increasing their knowledge and developing their skills will not be prepared for a fulfilling life as adults. Life demands more than knowledge and skill. Athletes must respect others or they will be expelled from the game. Business professionals must operate ethically or they may be imprisoned. Parents must model good values for their children to embrace. In addition to knowledge and skill, they need to cultivate good character.