Aristotle's Golden Mean

With the present ideological stalemate within USA politics, this blogger recommends politicians internalize this seldom-displayed wisdom:
In philosophy, especially that of Aristotle, the golden mean is the desirable middle between two extremes, one of excess and the other of deficiency. For example courage, a virtue, if taken to excess would manifest as recklessness and if deficient as cowardice. (Wikipedia)


  1. One of the words most misunderstood by Christians is the word 'pride.' According to Aristotle, pride is a virtue, as pride is having the proper amount of self respect, and is the mean between humble and arrogant. Christians misuse the word when they define 'pride' as a vice. Pride is the 'golden mean' between humble, and arrogance, and is a virtue.

  2. You are so correct, A. Thanks for commenting.