A couple of years ago I was forced to confront the fact that my personality was is fact a load of bravado, a series of masks interchangeable depending upon the social situation. There was no real substance to it. And what was left in terms of real character? Not much to write home about – laziness, selfishness and dishonesty. So I started from scratch. That being said, I feel that good progress has been made since. In terms of the paramis that are most beneficial, I find virtue to be the most important. Provided I conduct myself virtuously, life can be rewarding. When I don’t, it can be painful. Also, determination. Without it, I’ll not make much progress in any area of life.