The golden mean does not work for every virtue for example compassion or loyalty. These are good within themselves and where there is an excess of them you either have it or not. Aristotle doesn’t seem to outline clearly how a moral agent is supposed to know where the mean between two extremes may be found. One more weakness of virtue ethics when applying it to modern dilemmas virtues isn’t enough to give you an answer as there are no guidelines from rules or consequences. Virtue ethics tells you how to be and not what to do and through experience you may work out which takes dominance.
Weakness is simply a mindset created by the fear of imperfection. So stop seeing yourself as weak, because it is only a figment of your imagination. Look at your fear of speaking out and admitting when you're wrong as a fear to overcome. You are not weak because of your fears. Fear makes you strong.
By Mercutio’s same logic, lovers desire love and so dream of love, lawyers desire money and so dreams of fees and so on. In this manner, Mercutio proves that dreams are not real, but are instead mere reflections of our worldly desires. Believing that dreams are true, he insinuates, is as foolish as believing in fairies. The insignificance of dreams is another theme explored. The metaphors "…no bigger than an agate stone on the forefinger...", "her chariot is an empty hazelnut" and "Her whip of cricket bone" are all used to imply the triviality of Queen Mab.
But yet have I a mind/That fears him much, and my misgiving still /Falls shrewdly to the purpose”, from this we can see how he still shows some signs of uneasiness about them giving Antony a chance but is still not able to bring his point across to Brutus and the other conspirators as they all reason with Brutus and later on even submits himself to accepting Antony and even trying to convince him to join them. -Lack of foresight/ambition(1) With the exception of wanting to remove Antony, he shows a lack of foresight towards other aspects of conspiracy. As his primary motive of the conspiracy is to get rid of Caesar because of jealousy towards his power, he fails to plan for what happens after. This can be
It is through self-ignorance and the notion that one’s happiness can be attained through living in the fantasy world that coerces most into avoiding the truth. It is often the case that our inability and unwillingness to attempt confrontation with our own realities lies with the fact that we fear the truth itself. Because the pain that arises from our truths can potentially disrupt our own paradigms of reality, this can compromise our visions of living in the world we desire. This is brutally expressed in Tennessee Williams’ piece ‘Streetcar Named Desire’, where troubled protagonist Blanche Dubois avoids the truth in an attempt to evocate a false reality. Blanche’s aim is to redefine her image and experience the fleeting joys of sexual immorality and alcoholism.
When I criticize and attack myself, it is because knowing I failed makes me think about if i had tried harder then it would have made a difference. Negative self concept is often hidden from the world because we are suppose to perceive ourself with positivity in order to be accepted but that can change. Self concept is basically the beliefs and attitudes we role play in our lives. In How to Improve Your Self Concept, it mentions “your attitudes about yourself may be positive for some roles, and not so positive for others”. There will always be negative views because we do not live even near a Utopia society and we cannot please everybody.
Are you easily seduced in doing the same moronic things, even when you now that it will eventually interfere with your success? Most people may say “no” to those questions but keep in mind that not only are you lying to society but yourself as well. As a matter of fact, that’s a prime example of wisdom right there! When you consistently lie, you are not learning from the mistake in which you lied about. Wisdom is being able to correct yourself when you are wrong.
Humans are naturally emotional, and it seems like we would deny our very nature to ignore this when making any ethical decisions. The idea of ignoring emotion entirely weakens the argument. Another stipulation of any ethical theory being reasonable is that it prevents actions commonly accepted as being immoral. Kant’s idea of the categorical imperative would prohibit these immoral actions, but can we really argue that this is a strength, when most ethical theories, and even most people, would agree that these actions are wrong. Would we really need to implement an entirely new system in order to prevent these problems?
Can you imagine how awkward it would be to be in a relationship with someone that you never spoke to or every conversation you had was just dry? When we do not speak and say what is on our mind we leave our partners mind to wounded. They interpret the situation in the best way that they can which can lead to misunderstandings. So sometimes they may assume the best and other times they may assume the worst. We do not have the ability to read a persons mind, so if you have any problems you must talk about them.
By shirking responsibility to fatalism, Mozi contends that fatalism devalues human action by emphasizing the futility of human efficacy and its limitations. In following the structure of the belief in Confucian fatalism, Moists arrive at the undesired consequences of humans neglecting to put in their full efforts and laziness, this being a dangerous doctrine to teach the masses. Beyond the mere practical concerns, Moists claim that fatalism also avoids moral responsibility; if rewards and punishments were a matter of destiny, there would be no incentives to act morally. Tensions between