Honesty would be an obvious answer, and also a bullshit answer. People lie to / withhold facts from each other on a daily basis. Lies are often necessary so as not to hurt a person's feelings, disrupt the peace or spoil a good party etc. If the world were an honest place we would have wiped each other out by now, on account of everyone saying exactly what's on their mind. Imagine our politicians constantly calling each other out on being the lying cocksuckers that they all are.
He's far more correct that you would think.
" @DetectiveSpecial: Fuck Aristotle. He also said that there were 4 indivisible elements that made up all matter.
EDIT: Although technically we're made up of four basic molecules (DNA-wise). Coincidence? I THINK NOT!
"Charity. Society is too impersonal and concerned with individuality nowadays.So much could be solved if we all contributed. "
This. I work for the Food Bank, and although it's a paid position, I can tell you my heart is totally into it. I have BA in Logistic Management, and I could almost earn twice as much if I worked for a regular logistics company. But I don't want that. I want to do something good to my fellow needy men. I don't want to sound like a saint, but I can tell you, it feels good to do something beneficial for other people.
Self-Control is the most important virtue. The ability to restrain your emotions, to check your anger and hate and lust. Without the ability to control your own feelings and emotions, you become little more than an animal or a criminal.
" Humility. "
" Humility is most important to me. Gotta keep that ego in check or it'll be the end of you. "100% agreed.
" I fail to see how humility is the most important virtue. I'm by no means humble, but it hasn't caused me any problems. My arrogance isn't my fatal flaw, by a long shot. "I mean this in the nicest way possible, but how old are you? I sincerely mean no disrespect here, but when you get older you start to appreciate humility more and more. Particularly when you have to deal with young people who have greatly over-inflated egos and no real accomplishments to justify them.
" @Synaptic: What kind of honesty? Like brutal, absolute honesty? Or is skirting the issue allowed to still count as honesty? "Generally, I tend towards the "brutal" honesty unless I know stating something in a certain way could make me sound like a douche. In that case, I make it sound a bit nicer while saying the same thing.
" @example1013 said:I feel like integrity is more desirable than honesty. There are cases where telling the truth will cause nothing but harm, and in those cases, I feel it's better to lie than to be honest. Integrity, however, is always valuable. I feel like, some other day when I'm more awake and aware, I'd love to have an integrity versus honesty debate." @Synaptic: What kind of honesty? Like brutal, absolute honesty? Or is skirting the issue allowed to still count as honesty? "Generally, I tend towards the "brutal" honesty unless I know stating something in a certain way could make me sound like a douche. In that case, I make it sound a bit nicer while saying the same thing. "
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