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Featured Which is the most difficult virtue to acquire?

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by loverofhumanity, Aug 10, 2021.

  1. loverofhumanity

    loverofhumanity Well-Known Member
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    For myself I would say wisdom and patience. We can learn much about wisdom from parables and sayings in Holy Books.
     
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    Mindfulness.
     
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  3. Shadow Wolf

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    Virtues according to whom?
     
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  4. We Never Know

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    Humility because some think it shows weakness when to me its shows the person doesn't think they are better or above others.
     
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    Patience is certainly one that I struggle with.
     
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  6. loverofhumanity

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    The mind tends to wander a lot. I struggle at times by going back to something that happened and it’s very difficult to let go of it.
     
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    I was thinking along the same lines. ;)
    Is there a list we can choose from, Loverofhumanity?
     
  8. We Never Know

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    I would guess according to you.
     
  9. loverofhumanity

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    There’s a saying I read that says that because the river puts itself lower, all the water flows into it whereas the mountain, which is exalted and higher, all the water flows away from it. So humility attracts where pride repels.
     
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  10. Shadow Wolf

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    Yeah. It really is open ended, even when you're not trying to be a rabble rouser and quote some extreme views or culture.
    Like me, I see no use in humility. Arrogance isn't good either. But rather a healthy pride that comes with self esteem and confidence and knowing you, or your group, can do something and do it well. It's knowing you did your part to contribute to something good and letting embracing your achievements.
    Some say faith is a virtue. Some say faith is a detriment.
    Are we resorting to basic pro-social behaviors, or are we striving to be more than just that?
     
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    Love for all..
    Because love is a motivator; it requires action & sacrifice. It moves a person to act for the betterment of another.

    So, loving your friends, is easiest. Loving your family can be hard at times.

    But having a love of strangers is the hardest to hold onto, of any virtue, in my opinion.

    To me, love’s opposite isn’t hate, per se; it’s selfishness. And being selfish, is the easiest behavior!!
     
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    Me too.
     
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    I don't really worry about. There are things to consider and moral and ethical standards to consider, but things are so situational it just depends.
    Like the law. Following it for the sake of following it doesn't mean it's good.
     
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    There's so many of them! Perhaps wisdom and patience are the hardest because it takes patience to learn wisdom. Wisdom takes self control, discipline, and knowing how and when to apply sound judgment. In this world its gotta be wisdom. So wisdom also takes humility, and a lot of other virtues.

    I honestly think there are levels of virtue, and it's a life long learning process.

    I see a lot of people are very knowledgeable today, but wisdom is harder to find.
     
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    Autonomy, patience, and clarity
     
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    Pride never helps. It only hurts.
     
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    Real humility, not thinking of self as superior or inferior is the hardest in my view.
     
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    I say otherwise.
     
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    When one has painfully low self esteem, some kind of pride in self can be helpful. Anything to boost a person a bit...
     
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    For me? Discipline. If I'm already doing something, I'm all in, but I have a tendency to procrastinate, so I have to force myself to buckle down often. :confused:
     
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