How could the world be freed from the terrible dilemma of conflict, on the one hand, and psychological and social dissolution, on the other?The answer was this: through the elevation and development of the individual, and through the willingness of everyone to shoulder the burden of Being and to take the heroic path.(Leave aside that telling people you’re virtuous isn’t a virtue, it’s self-promotion. Virtue signalling is, quite possibly, our commonest vice.) Instead of despairing about these differences in moral codes, Aristotle argued that though specific rules, laws and customs differed from place to place, what does not differ is that in all places human beings, by their nature, have a proclivity to make rules, laws and customs.To put this in modern terms, it seems that all human beings are, by some kind of biological endowment, so ineradicably concerned with morality that we create a structure of laws and rules wherever we are.Cultivating judgment about the difference between virtue and vice is the beginning of wisdom, something that can never be out of date.
Scccccratccch the most clever postmodern-relativist professor’s Mercedes with a key, and you will see how fast the mask of relativism (with its pretense that there can be neither right nor wrong) and the cloak of radical tolerance come off.
Ideologues are people who pretend they know how to “make the world a better place” before they’ve taken care of their own chaos within.
He observed that the virtues always aim for balance and avoid the extremes of the vices.
Order is where the people around you act according to well-understood social norms, and remain predictable and cooperative.
It’s the world of social structure, explored territory, and familiarity.