Virtue requires action. Thinking about what is right and wrong is good, but it doesn't lead to virtue until we take action. So, wee must be sure that we don't stay in the world of debate. Instead, we should ensure that our ideas take shape in the form of actions, habits, and virtues.
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.
A lot of people are happy to note that virtue is lacking in our society, and we have a lot of work to do if we want a virtuous society. But, I hear only a few voices offering a solution to this problem. Only a few people are calling people to act virtuously and live a life of virtue. The Vital Masculinity podcast is doing great work to promote that, but sadly not many others are. Not many people are answering the basic questions like "What is virtue?" or "How do I become a virtuous person?"
It's become easier to not only attack your enemy but to score points for it. And that's where it becomes very dangerous - the whole idea of virtue signaling on both sides. A lot of people on the right will say that people on the left are the ones that virtue signal. Places like the Daily Wire can virtue signal just as much.
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.
If we want to build a more virtuous society, I think it's good to start at home. Who are your neighbors? If you don't know them, this will make the case why you should know your neighbors.
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Stephen and Brian from The Vital Masculinty Podcast to discuss how we can build a more virtuous society. On their podcast, they focus on helping men become more virtuous, and I think that our society would benefit from more virtuous men. If we want to change the culture, I think we each have to play our part and grow in virtue. A society is simply the people in it. In order to change a society, we must each choose to choose virtue.
In our society, politics has jumped to the front of most everyone's mind. Despite its prominence in our lives, it seems that many people don't know how to talk about it. But, that doesn't have to be the case. A while ago, I sat down to talk with the guys from the Vital Masculinity Podcast... Continue Reading →
This is not the usual post from me. It is a note about why I'm fed up with all that's going on today in our society and our culture. This one's a bit different, but I think very necessary.
Looking for a great adventure story? The Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway is a fantastic tale of grit and determination. Find out why.
This conversation with the Vital Masculinity Project dives into a range of topics, and was a really productive conversation in search of truth. If you're interested in great philosophical, political, and cultural conversations, check this one out.
Does liberty play a role in ethical action? I believe that liberty is necessary for attaining virtue. This article explains why.
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]
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.