Value Of Virtue Analysis

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“We value virtue but do not discuss it. The honest bookkeeper, the faithful wife, the earnest scholar get little of our attention compared to the embezzler, the tramp, the cheat.” ― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America. In this quote steinbeck poses the question of the value of virtue and its place in the world often as humans we are attracted to the opposite and it seems to workout fine sometimes. One cannot discuss a book without reading its contents one can’t discuss a paintings value without first seeing it their in to answer steinbeck 's question as to the value of virtue you must understand the essence and components of virtue.
What Steinbeck is trying to get at is that good virtues are often overlooked for the
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Can a character trait be taught? Or is Virtue something that comes from within not from the outside. The Nature of teaching is very factual its imprinting ideas on a person. In school we are taught knowledge knowledge of the world. Teaching cannot teach us Virtues. We can certainly be taught knowledge but we can’t be taught virtue. Virtue is the love and application of knowledge. For example a teacher can teach you math but they can’t teach you to desire that math. Likewise you can teach a person stamina but you can’t teach them perseverance, to tell the truth but not to be honest, to be nice but not to be a kind person. That comes from within. Teaching is a necessity however a person cannot be taught to love what they are learning. You can be taught to always tell the truth cause if you don’t you get punished however that does not make a person honorable. Virtue are something that we cannot make we may be able to fluctuat it a little but for the most part the amount we start with is the amount we end…show more content…
None is without Virtue. Virtue are a series of attributes that every person has, they are not only is the driving force which makes our decisions it is the core of our being. In order to pursue virtue it is important to understand what it is. We can not sum up virtue up into just one element rather when we really look at it we see many layers balancing each other out. When attempting to pursue virtue one should recognize were we are weak and aim to strengthen each individually. You cannot force virtue on someone else you can exhibit the morality of virtue but virtue must first come from the desire the experience and the core of

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