Friday, August 28, 2009

Controlling Virtue with Virtue

Lest we go mad or work ourselves to death, let us find virtues to restrain virtues.

In order to rein in industriousness and secure comfort, we can seek balance.

To control analysis and prevent boredom, we can employ decisiveness.

We want to be bold, but not too bold, and so discretion must be added.

Collegiality is quite popular and yet it often is exhausting. Objectivity and professionalism can be used as shields.

Abandon a virtue and another is waiting to take its place. They are bodyguards against one another.

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