The Satisfactions of Virtue

The Satisfactions of Virtue

Why do we do the things we do? Why should we do one thing or another? Why should we not do one thing or another?

Our actions in life are shaped by our choices (active or passive). Whether we do something or do nothing both are expressions of choice on our part. There is no such thing as ‘sitting this one out;’ because abstention has consequences like any action one might have taken. As long as we live in this world, we will be touched by it and it will be touched by us as well. And even our departure from this world will set in motion a series of effects. It is something with which we all need to come to grips: every aspect of life has moral and practical significance.

So how are we to make our choices? What is to be the guide for our decisions great and small?  Continue reading