The Four Way Test

Rotary Club of Pismo Beach / Five Cities
Toby Jones, Second Place
Grade 3, Primary Division
Mrs. Darway, Harloe School

It is important to make the World a better place by being the best
person that you can be.  Everyone can do this if they follow the Four
Way Test to be sure they are making good decisions.
First, people should always be truthful.  If you aren’t truthful some-
times, people won’t even believe you when you do finally tell the truth.
Being truthful is a very big deal.
Second, being fair to others is important.  Being fair and caring
about others is what makes you a good person.  When you are fair to
others, then they are fair to you and the fairness spreads to other
people.  It goes together with the third idea of bringing good will to
others.  Being fair shows that you care about others and caring about
others makes them feel good and brings out good will.  Good will gets
rid of bullies because when bullies let out their feelings and feel good
will, they won’t be bullies anymore.  I like being fair to others and I
have fun doing it.  I like the feeling it brings to my heart.
We also need to be sure that the things that we do are beneficial to
others.  That means it will help others and then it will also help me.  I
like helping others with school work, homework, and at home.  Help-
ing others is my favorite thing to do next to playing with my friends
and my dad.  Helping others makes everyone feel good.
If everyone would think about the Four-Way Test when they make
decisions, the World would be so much better and everyone would
feel good.



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