He later describes several other possible characterizations of friends and says a friend is “one who spends time with [their] friend, and makes the same choices; or one who shares [their] friend’s distress and enjoyment” (1166a). Aristotle believes that “each of these features is found in the decent person’s relation to [themselves], and it is found in other people, insofar as they suppose they are decent” (1166a). Within these parameters, a virtuous person treats themselves as a friend. This individual desires “goods and apparent goods to [themselves], and achieves them in [their] actions, since it is proper to the good person to reach the good by [their] efforts” (1166a). They not only want the good, but they also realize that they must work to find this good.
Comparative analysis of Aristotelian Equality In Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle asserts one cannot live a virtuous and fulfilling life without the presence of a friend, despite the presence of the essential goods. In addition to his point, he states the best friendships are built upon a true equality which in turn builds on the mutual contributions and goodness of the character of the individuals within a friendship. Without equality, Aristotle argues, friendships tend to fall apart either due to eventual conflicts of interest or the friendship outliving it usefulness. However, some might argue the best friendships do not need any equality among individuals and can still produce the benefits of a Aristotle definition of the best friendship. Although this argument suggests the absence of equality produces a better friendship and life, I will defend Aristotle’s view by presenting textual evidence from of Nicomachean Ethics proving otherwise.
Friendship can be based on usefulness, pleasure and goodness. Friendship based on utility is that both side are friend for the sake of the use they provide each other. For example, the study mate is the friendship based on utility. The friendship based on pleasure is that both parties are friend for the sake that they provide pleasure for each other. For example, people who only party and drink together.
This is the type of friendship that occurs only amongst people of exceptional virtues and who love and wish each other good and is based on the mutual good that each of the friends admires from the other. Aristotle describes moral virtues as a character to act appropriately, and a means between the extents of imperfection and vices. Complete friendships are also referred to as perfect friendships or Virtuous friendships. The emphasis or foundation of a complete friendship is the good virtue in the other partner in the friendship. Each sees and admires the good virtues in the other thus loves them for who they are and wishes them good.
What do you think the meaning of true friendship is, maybe it 's knowing that you trust a certain person with any secret or physical object, somebody who would take a bullet for you, or maybe it 's somebody that you 've grown up with all your life. Everybody has their own definition of ¨true friendship.¨ I personally believe that true friendship is when two people can trust each other with just about anything, they let you succeed and fail on your own, but they always help you when it is most important. I dislike it when people say a true friend doesn 't ¨snitch¨ or lets you copy off their paper for test or more important assignment. This shows that they don 't see the other person as a friend, and more as a ¨get out of jail free¨ card. Some people would argue by saying that it shows the person’s willingness to help, but I believe that the only thing you’re helping them with is failing to prepare for responsibilities.
Page 2 - “Simple model of political society - “Polis= the Greek word for city state city-state, conjures up an entity small enough to have very simple forms of organization yet large enough to embody the essential element of politics - Market model revolves around the idea of trading for mutual benefit, but deeply rooted/substantially revolves around the concept of personal gain/self interest. This is not to say the market model is “selfish” but rather prioritizes certain needs over others (ex: self needs, or need to provide for one’s family). This results in a competitive environment, with the people attempting to maximize their welfare as resourcefully and effectively as possible. Many coexisting individuals driven to succeed
Their relationship is really weird because nobody really understands why George takes care of Lennie, but for him Lennie is like a responsibility and also means companion. This is reflected when George said this to Lennie: “No, Lennie, I ain’t mad. I never been mad, and I aint now. That’s a thing I want you to know.” Lennie loves George, he is like a role model for him and he admires him. In the novel that is demonstrated when Lennie says to George: “But I would eat none, I’d leave it all for you George.” With those words Lennie demonstrates the admiration and loyalty he has for his best friend.
And that, ironically is heroism. Not to be recognized.” (Stone 73) Some functions of heroism is when someone willingly does patriotic actions without looking to be acknowledged or awarded. They are also selfless, wise people who use whatever power they have for the greater good. When President Abraham Lincoln passed away, the sermon. Preached by pastor Gurley states “...his calm and steady faith in God lives, is precious, and will be a power for good in the country quite down to the end of time” (Gurley 77).
If you really love God you will keep all of his promises to him, any time you make a promise God don’t delay in fulfilling it. He has no pleasures in fools; keep your vow (Ecclesiastes 5:47). Too many couples take marriages, vows lightly, and separation should never once be done causally or out of anger, this will cause you to drift farther apart until divorce take place. Divorce is not God’s perfect plan for marriage, even if it has become acceptable in the world. The word speaks “Live Joyfully with your spouse whom you love all the days of your life which he has given you under the sun – all the days of futility for that is your portion in this life and in your work at which you toil under the sun (Ecclesiastes 9:9).
The Nicene Creed indicates that Jesus is begotten of God and that he was there before everything else was formed. Such perception is the position of my church since we believe that Christ is the son of God as he used to refer to himself in the scripture. My church’s adherence to Nicene orthodoxy has enhanced the message of salvation since it makes people to understand that Christ who is our savior understands our human weakness since he also bears the nature of man. Moreover, it draws people closer to Jesus and the salvation of God through the understanding that despite him being God, he took the incarnate form to save us. Such alignment makes it easy to understand the relationship between God and human beings as well as the love that God had for the world to an extent of giving His only begotten son to die for us.