10 Virtues

What does it mean to be a virtuous person? Can virtuous people still have fun? 

The School of Life in London issued a list of 10 virtues for the modern age. There is a reason people keep coming up with these sorts of lists. It turns out that to be good, we actually have to remind ourselves to be good and having a list of some sort to guide us provides a handy easy to remember reference list to consider when considering our actions.

Here is the 10 virtues from the School of Life - http://www.theschooloflife.com/blog/2013/02/ten-virtues-for-the-modern-age/  I’m not going to summarize them here – you need to click through the link to see what they are.

They view this as a project to foster public dialogue about what it means to be a good person. I endorse that goal whole heartedly. I just hate lists of 10. 

I prefer lists of three instead. Easy to remember and count on one hand.

So here is my list.

Be Compassionate.
Be Responsible
Be Honest.

However, I do think it can be simplified even further – don’t be a dick. http://humanisthappiness.blogspot.com/2011/04/dont-be-dick.html

What do you include on your ethical cheat sheet?

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