The Four Virtues of a Life Well-Lived

I know of four timeless virtues.

The Wisdom to know you’re often wrong in your beliefs and that others are better qualified to illuminate the truth.

The Courage to endure hardship in the name of progress rather than retreating to a life of comfort and leisure.

The surrender to Justice wherein we sacrifice our personal privilege for the security of the whole; we create law and surrender to order so that discord and tyranny do not consume us.

The Temperance to accept no extremes and always seek, and if not found, to create a middle path; we do not force ourselves on others but find a way for all of us to share the communal space and its burdens.

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