The virtue this week was chastity.
Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dulness.
The easiest virtue yet.
Next week is humility.
Imitate Jesus and Socrates.
I don’t recall Socrates being particularly humble. He told people to be humble, like he was. Jesus suggested that people be humble, but didn’t set himself up as an example.
This one requires balance. It’s good to be proud of our accomplishments and skills, and our plans. It’s also good to be proud of others, both those close to us and those at a distance. Putting yourself down in private is unbalancing. Putting yourself down in public makes others uncomfortable, or can be a form of bragging.
My plan is to continue to be quietly proud of myself and my family, but also to be aware of others’ pride. Give them recognition and encouragement, and give them time and space to feel proud, and be happy for them.
This is the last of Ben’s list. Any recommendations for the next list? If there are non, I’ll either start Ben’s over again, or try the Seven Heavenly Virtues.