Aristotle's Excessiveness Of Bravery

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Aristotle’s belief is that finding a “golden mean” is the key to becoming virtuous. This is finding a median between the two extremes. The two extremes are considered to be either a deficiency or excessive. One golden mean example is the act of bravery. If you demonstrate a deficiency of bravery it could be considered as a sign of cowardice. On the other hand, if you were to demonstrate an excessiveness of bravery than you could be described as fearless that would lead to reckless behavior. According to Aristotle the way to achieve such virtue is, “First, one must have the knowledge, secondly he must choose the act, and choose them for their own sakes, and thirdly his actions must proceed from a firm and unchangeable character.” Then we must
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