There are many difficulties when it comes to friendship, but the beauty of a good friendship is that good friends can power through them. Genuine friendships are excellent things to have. It’s nice to have somebody to confide in when you don’t know where to turn. In The Chosen, Reuven states that he “didn’t mean to offend you [Danny] or anything, I just want to be honest.’ ‘I want you to be honest’ Danny said.” (Page 119) These is the kind of relationships that good friends can have. They can just be honest with each other about their feelings, and not have to worry about judgement in a bad sense.
It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.” This quotation means that friendship is can be good, and bad. Understanding one another through good, and bad, but allowing the other to get hurt causes greater problems. This quotation relates to the novel Passing because it shows the friendship between two childhood friends who rekindle their friendship as grown adults.
Therefore Socrates distributed good things in to three parts. The first part is good of beauty, second part is external good, and final part is good of the soul. Socrates believes that money is not the external goods but family and friends are the external goods. Courtesan that is one especially wealthy and gives pleasure and it is good for the body. He believed that the one who has good soul always make a choice with having good
Instead happiness comes from a positive mentality, where a person appreciates their blessings and strives to overcome their challenges. The true thinkers, like Lincoln, realize that only they hold the power over their happiness. These wise few, who internally accept their life and decide to be content with their situation, will remain merry despite poverty, familial strife, or any other obstacle. In contrast, those who rely on things to bring them pleasure will be dissatisfied, no matter how fortunate they may appear.
In this essay, my goal to briefly discuss how both the positive and negative attributes of pride presents themselves in the character of a Spaniard as well as why greed is virtually non-existent in Spain. Pride can be split into two categories: the virtue and the sin. Firstly, virtue pride characteristics consists of one having self-respect, dignity and honor for themselves. To have pride does not mean being rich, even the poorest person takes pride in their appearance in order to pick out others and for others to catch sight of them. Prideful people often are exceedingly charitable just for the sake of being generous – no strings attached.
According to Fredrickson et al. (2013), hedonism can be also defined as “representing an individual’s pleasurable experiences”. Aristotle, in contrast, thought the idea that wellbeing depended on a life of pleasure with no pain was vulgar Aristotle’s view seems fair; after all, some of life’s greatest things come only with a bit of sweat, tears and elbow grease. Then there is the eudaimonic perspective. In the same paper by Fredrickson et al.
During his discussion with Socrates, Euthyphro agrees with much of Socrates reasoning. One of these many concessions is that “the gods love the pious act because it is pious”. This concession ultimately leads to Socrates defeating Euthyphro’s claim. Therefore, Euthyphro should have answered slightly different than just a defeated “yes”. However, because of Euthyphro’s definition of the pious, equating the pious to the god loved, the statement is circular in understanding, but it remains a true statement.
The theme of the Odyssey is loyalty and Xenia. Homer uses conflicts in order to show the ancient Greeks that the concept of Xenia is giving those far from home generosity and hospitality and those who receive it, respect it. Being polite was part of Xenia, even if they were mean you had to be a good guest.
68). In book VIII, Aristotle explains the importance of friendship and the meaning of a real friend, “those who wish for their friends’ good for their friends’ sake are friends in the truest sense, since their attitude is determined by what their friends are and by incidental considerations” (p. 66). Besides describing different friendships, he also explains that the way we love our friends and our feelings towards our friends is the same love and feelings we have towards ourselves. “when a good man becomes a friend he becomes a good to the person whose friend he is. Thus, each partner both loves his own good and makes an equal return in the good he wishes for his partner and in the pleasure he gives him” (p.
Utility friends are those that a person keeps because they may be useful in one way or another to the person. The other type of friendship is the friendship of pleasure. Friends of pleasure according to Aristotle are those friends that a person shares pleasurable moments