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PrincessPetal November 7th, 2014 11:50pm

Do you think virtue is necessary for happiness or rather sufficient for happiness?

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asmodeus enjoying the final kalpa
11/09/14 5:06 pm

I believe in something Confucius said a long time ago to his followers, which is " goody-goodies are the thieves of virtue "

Ernest Make it so
11/07/14 6:53 pm

I would say that the idea of virtue ethics, it's not just good enough to do good. We must seek goodness and be good people for it to matter. I think it's necessary as empty acts don't being true happiness where virtuous acts bring truth and goodness.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/07/14 5:02 pm

Hmmm. Neither. You can have virtue but still be unhappy, or be a lazy slob but a happy camper.

firefly5 the verse
11/07/14 9:26 pm

I agree. happiness and virtue need not overlap.

asmodeus enjoying the final kalpa
11/09/14 5:08 pm

Yaaaas, you guys understand me.

PrincessPetal Austin, TX
11/07/14 5:00 pm

A little bit of Aristotle and Diogenes for you today... Hmm.