The Golden Mean is simply a manner of behaving where your life is balanced and virtuous. You find this balance by acting in a virtuous manner given certain situations. Many thinkers have sought to define it and share how to attain it. Read on to find out why you should seek the Golden Mean.
The Golden Mean is an idea found in Aristotle's Ethics, The Tao Te Ching, and the Analects, and describes the right way of being. I've talked about the mean, or the way, previously on podcasts and articles. I wanted to revisit it here because I plan on diving deeper into what it is and why it matters. One of the courses coming soon will cover the thinkers from Aristotle and Lao Tsu to C.S. Lewis.
Is there a Moral Truth or is morality simply relative? How we look at the world in other fields might enlighten us on this question.
Another great post today from @TheVMPod. It's an insightful article into what it means and what it takes to be a good steward. Read more --> The Good Steward [Guest Blog]
It's been great collaborating with Stephen and Bryan at @TheVMPod. Here's a great post, originally from their site (linked in comment below) for you to learn more about Courage and its modern portrayals. Read more --> The True Image of Courage
Virtue, it is said, lies in the Mean. This post will help you know how to find the straight and narrow path of virtue by giving you the tools to properly assessing your situation.
It's very easy to get caught up in discussions about what's right and wrong. I sure have. Today, I focus on how to build virtue into your life with some methods I've found helpful by harnessing my energy through discipline.
Enjoying the series so far? This third part talks about the root of the idea of the Mean from philosophy. If you want to see how a proper mode of acting can be reasoned to, tune in.
I will take a look into the way Liberty falls into an ethical landscape. We will discuss why it's important to have Liberty to be an ethical person and why a society founded on the ideals of Liberty require an ethical population.
Virtue is created by starting to change hearts. From there, thoughts, actions, and habits are changed. Learn how we can lighten our world in this way.
In a time when fear and hatred seem to rule, we must find ways to love and grow the seed of goodness in ourselves to effect change in our society. We must learn ourselves, and with love, combined with wisdom, act in the world in a way that is inarguably good. By doing so, we may not be accepted at first, but it is what is right, and with time, people will come to realize that.
Watching the season 1 finale of Westworld, I realized that this dilemma was coming. I don't know the technology behind it, nor can I predict the way we will legislate it. What I am going to try today is to begin to understand humanity in a spiritual way, but also juxtaposing it to machine learning.... Continue Reading →
In listening to @jordanbpeterson 's podcast. Something stuck out- the progress of science and ethics and how they move. This essay seeks to provide imagery and pragmatic ways of helping humanity move forward with technology.
Ethical behavior is just that: behavior. Therefore, it is necessary for one's actions, or inactions, to be judged in order to decide whether one's behavior is ethical or not.