One of our interns—who only work with us one day a week—sent us an e-mail one glorious August morning asking if she could stay out in the Hamptons an extra day, which meant missing work that week. Neither one of us replied—leaving it to her to decide what to do. Responsibility is a powerful character trait. It’s learned over time, but we’re big believers in learning it young, integrating it completely and making it a life time practice. Being a person who can be depended on to do what they say and what they promise is a gift to be treasured. Not suntanned.