Maggie and Me (a philosophical dialogue): How do I develop a virtue?

Maggie: We discussed the definition of a virtue, but how do I develop a virtue? How do I become a good person? John:  I love the fact that you are asking such excellent questions. Never stop doing that. Asking questions is the first step towards gaining wisdom. Also, it is important to remember that you … Continue reading Maggie and Me (a philosophical dialogue): How do I develop a virtue?

Maggie and Me (a philosophical dialogue): What is a virtue?

Question: You said that being good is more about having virtues (good character) than about following rules. I like that because it gets rid of some of the pressure I feel trying to follow all the rules. But what is a virtue? Answer: That is a very good question. The best answer is given by … Continue reading Maggie and Me (a philosophical dialogue): What is a virtue?

Maggie and Me (a philosophical dialogue): Following Rules and Being Good

Question: There are so many rules to follow, rules about everything. How can I be good when there are more rules than I can even remember? Answer: I agree. There are a lot of rules. I also can’t remember all the rules I am supposed to follow. But here is the thing: being good is … Continue reading Maggie and Me (a philosophical dialogue): Following Rules and Being Good