The four Stoic virtues: Wisdom Courage Temperance Justice The four Stoic vices: Foolishness Cowardice Intemperance Injustice As someone whose “minimum viable philosophy” has a Stoic-esque flavor, wisdom, the “mother of all virtues,” has been my main focus. This focus is the reason why all my creative (or “daemonically” inspired) projects are oriented towards midwifing a “
I've found barbell training to be the most practical school of courage of the 21st century. Facing your physical limits with heavy squats, presses, and deadlifts multiple times a week builds resolve better than almost anything else.
I'm going to sound like that guy, but I accept. JiuJitsu is great for courage cultivation. Or any martial art really. Vervaeke is obviously a proponent. It's not just a tough guy thing, the best people are under control, and want to bring you into that process of transformation. Many lessons to learn in that unabstract world for someone like me who likes the abstract. It's been very valuable for me. Worth considering!
I need courage more than anything at the moment, to change the things I can change... Nice reminder. Appreciated.
Hail all: The comments so far are bringing Courage alive in a new way for me.....ᕙ(`▿´)ᕗ .......so to paraphrase Thucydides quote below: Let us not have our deep caring done by cowards and our championings by fools. ᕙ(`▿´)ᕗ
There is also, no risk no reward, which is just another way of stating the importance of courage.
It is good to hear talk about virtues. Most of the conversation out in the world is just various forms of vice.
My choice of courage in my work occurred again this morning. A determination of that act as wise or foolish will now be made, in the first instance, by those up the chain in providing us with justice. It has taken many decades for me to set aside my inclination to intemperance and become a protege of justice herself.