PATRICK VIEW ABOUT LIVING A VIRTUOUS LIFE

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A complete education demands not only training of the intellect/students but also training of the inner mind as well. And this simply means the formation of character is as important as the acquisition of knowledge.

Again the intellectual ability, is no proof that we will be able to master the difficulty of life and the right principles of action to take in time of distress

Although, it seems most people still have a fairly strong conception of what virtue and ethical standard is about, so for them the effort to live a virtuous life will not motivate many of their actions.

We are told, that ethics is used to address the very question of “How we should behave towards others”.

On the other hand, virtue tends to address the question of “How we should behave in general, not only in relation to others, but also in relation to ourselves and the wider society we find ourselves”.

So living a virtuous life can be related below:

  1. Living a virtuous life attempt to guide our human behavior by all means and also our philosophical and psychological understanding as human beings.

 

  1. Having virtue itself make us develop a certain quality of thought and behaviour that place us in a better relation to ourselves and the environment in which we find ourselves.

 

Here are the list of virtues we hope to focus here:

1.FORTITUDE-This is the  strength of mind, strength of character, moral strength and toughness of spirit.

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2. TEMPERANCE– This is as moderation or voluntary self-restraint from something.

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3. HONESTY– This is the quality of being consistent in truth. This is because honesty is but a commitment to tell the truth, no matter what, at all time.

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4. COMPASSION-This is the quality of consideration for others.

 

 

Now I have a simple question for my reader, fellow bloggers and my followers.

What is your idea about living a virtuous life?

Please let me know all your reactions, views and insights in the comment box below!

 

Written by:

Kogwuonye Patrick Onyeka

Writer/Blogger/Educator/Tutor

University of Benin

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61 thoughts on “PATRICK VIEW ABOUT LIVING A VIRTUOUS LIFE

    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.

      So how do you want me to ask such question Mrs Tanks.

      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.

      That is a really good choice to make.
      Compassionate is one of my best.

      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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    1. Thanks for replying  back to me.

      Thanks again for reading this my comment to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      I really enjoyed such reblogging as I type to you now.

      What type of virtueous life do you like to live?

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.

      This values you listed out are what are needed in our daily life as we live through this world.

      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.

      I guess you angry with my personal life philosophy which I practise everyday which are LOVE and PEACE.

      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.

      Yeah. Trying to live like Jesus, that is why we Christian are called christ-like.

      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.

      In your own view, what type of virtueous life suite you

      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.

      Those are still good Virtue someone have to have to life a well life. Lastly it’s depend on individual as you said in your comment above.

      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.

      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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    2. Thanks dear.

      Thanks for replying  back to me.

      I guess i find your post interesting and educative.

      I really enjoyed such post as I type to you now.

      Again, what are your virtues you always look forward to?

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.

      I guess i find such comment funny.

      Yeah I agree education ought to be holistic. Treating all part of the system.

      I have a simple question for you.
      What is your idea about living a virtue life?

      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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    2. Thanks for replying  back to me.

      I guess you are a Catholic. From your statement about “”sainthood””

      I really enjoyed your reply as I type to you now.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.

      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

      Like

    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.

      What are the type of virtue you will like to offer or give to people around you?

      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.

      Am happy you are a fan of “””education includes the morals and behaviour with the society too!””””
      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.

      Am happy you feel energized after reading the post.
      I will like to ask you a simple question.

      What type of virtueous life will you like to have or live?

      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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  1. I believe some have a natural instinct to love and make better choices knowing the difference between right and wrong. And maybe those people have had a more secure parental love growing up and less hurt in their lives and maybe it’s that person’s temperament and how they respond to adversities. Others with more hurt and physical or emotional pain or for lack of parental guidance don’t even love themselves much less have the capacity to understand how to love another or have scruples of any kind. Sadly, I have been dealing with someone with little care for herself and even less for even those closest to her and the effects are decistating especially to her children. Thank you for your post. Very insightful.

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    1. Z for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.

      Am not much of the know all type. But am a good reader, and a good motivator.
      Thanks for the first introductions in your comment as I state””” believe some have a natural instinct to love and make better choices knowing the difference between right and wrong.””””””

      All human being have a conscious to know what is good/right and bad/wrong.

      I was able to understand your perspective about virtueous life in your comment in two ways:
      1. Those people have had a more secure parental love growing up and less hurt in their lives and maybe it’s that person’s temperament and how they respond to adversities.

      Yeah, I love the first one very much. I guess i fall in to that category. Parental training of a child with more education on virtueous life make the child to respond well on any adversities across his/her way.
      Good work to you.

      2. Others with more hurt and physical or emotional pain or for lack of parental guidance don’t even love themselves much less have the capacity to understand how to love another or have scruples of any kind.

      Yeah, this category belong to those who lack virtueous life and was not properly brought up in terms of parents training. They show no value or respect for some life.

      Wm happy you said “”””Very insightful.”””””
      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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  2. I like this simple quote by the Dalia Lama – ‘Be kind whenever possible – it is always possible.’ I feel this can be related to others, ourselves as well as the world we live in. Thank you for your inspirational words of wisdom 🙏🏻

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.

      Am not good at quoting people.
      But I find this quote very sensitive and okay to me.
      Dalia Lama – ‘Be kind whenever possible – it is always possible.’
      I enjoyed such commen tespecially your last statement “””Thank you for your inspirational words of wisdom 🙏🏻””””

      Finally, a simple question for you.
      What virtue could you love to show or have in you?

      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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    2. You’re most welcome and it was my pleasure! I would love to exude the virtue of ‘patience’ even when triggered emotionally. I believe we all possess all virtues, we simply find some harder to show than others… and I guess that is the beauty of life and evolution – we’re all here to learn, to love, to grow and expand our world and our experience.

      Thank you for the self reflection!

      Warm wishes to you 🙏🏻😌

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    3. Thanks for replying  back to me. Thanks for answering my question.

      Thanks again for reading this my comment to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      Am happy you choose it patience as one daily virtue you could want to have.

      I love your reply as I quote “””I would love to exude the virtue of ‘patience’ even when triggered emotionally”””

      They are many virtue one can have,the ones I listed are just the little one I can list.

      Secondly, this made me wonder about your approach toward life when you said this nice and inspired reply to me as I quote “””I believe we all possess all virtues, we simply find some harder to show than others… and I guess that is the beauty of life and evolution””””

      Thirdly, I know the direction you heading to when you typed this kind reply to me about the world and how Will live it.
      I quote from you “”” we’re all here to learn, to love, to grow and expand our world and our experience.””

      I really enjoyed such reply as I type to you now.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.

      Yeah. That is what I preach everyday.

      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.
      I love this part of the comment you just said””It’s a really interesting topic””
      Thanks for that.

      Lastly this the touch that touched me right now, as I type to you. I love this comment as I quote””” it definitely makes you think deeper in what we all believe and offer and expect from life itself””

      I have a simple question for you.
      What virutue life do you think you practising right now?

      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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  3. For me its pretty simple. Be compassionate towards yourself and others, practise gratitude for what you have, work hard but honestly for what you don’t, try not to do something to hurt someone else, keep an open mind.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.

      Love this comment short and inspiring.

      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

      Like

  4. What is Man?
    In my analysis, man has seven dimensions. These are, 1. Physical, Mortal Being, 2. Mental Being, 3. Social Being, 4. Moral Being, 5. Spiritual Being, 6. Rational Being, and 7. Created Being. For example, Book of Genesis claims that God made man in His own image and for that reason, man is constituted as holy being with God’s nature. I make distinction between human nature and human behavior. I account for man’s evil, wicked, and cruel actions as products of ignorance. Man is alienated, separated, and estranged from his real, original, or true human nature. Hence, education can help man to know himself better and avoid dangers of ignorant actions.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.

      Am also an educated human, yeah education is also involved. I totally comply with that statement in your comment “”””education can help man to know himself better and avoid dangers of ignorant actions.””””

      Again, from the other side, some people learn virtues without be in no educated or passing through the school or university.

      So am in total agreement and dissagrement with that.

      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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