Category: Prudence

Ethics, Philosophy, Prudence

Virtue Building: How to Grow Any Habit

Why Pursue Virtue? It’s hard to say exactly what makes any particular person want to become virtuous or develop a good habit. For many it is a religious conversion. For others it’s a realization that debt, porn, or drugs have ruined their lives, as bad habits can become a hell on earth. Some people conclude …

Intellectual Virtues, Prudence

You’re clever. How’s that working out for you?

Cleverness, sarcasm, and smug retorts are the order of the day. But what if you want more out of life? The title is a quote from Fight Club, but it’s an important question. How is it working out for you?

Intellectual Virtues, Prudence, Temperance

Destroying Self-Doubt

When you narrate your life, how do you write yourself? Personally, I have a long history of narrating myself as a loser, failure, or unfortunate person. If this is your struggle I found a helpful tool for you.

Intellectual Virtues, Prudence

Ancient Assistance for Memory in the Modern Mind

Many feel as though they could become wise if they only could remember things more exactly. But how? The ancients wondered the same thing.

Intellectual Virtues, Prudence

Fools lack wisdom, but how do you get wisdom?

One of the fundamental questions we should ask ourselves is this, “How can I get wisdom?” Wisdom can lead to riches, happiness, success, friendships, a good name, and so-on. Who wouldn’t want the riches of wisdom in their life? Few know this, but in more ancient times, the elements of wisdom were essentially agreed upon. …