Spacescifi

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On 5/24/2019 at 9:33 AM, Spacescifi said:

You're right, in that truth would instruct you in the way to go. Yet even then a correct choice is not guaranteed, anymore than those who smoke even though they know it is killing them.

Of course.  But better that than making ignorant mistakes, even if it's functionally the same as simply choosing badly from a strictly pragmatic point of view.  I'd rather have the option of doing the right thing because I know what the right thing is than being required to stumble into it blindly; virtue is more noble than luck.

On 5/24/2019 at 9:33 AM, Spacescifi said:

It takes self-control to make the correct choice that truth dictates, especially when we feel inclined to do otherwise.

Sure; even though "Self-control" isn't listed, I can see its virtue.  I should also note that learning Empathy or Compassion (my addition to the list) would also go a long way towards bestowing self-control (since learning it deeply enough would cause you to want to act in a way that others would want you to act).

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I think the truth is a way to understand the real situation. Like the matter of everything.

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