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)

2 comments:

  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.

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

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