The Best Way to Live

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We are more interested in how we want to live than in the best way to live, as personal preference triumphs over excellence.

Relativism claims no best way to live, because it differs for everyone as we factor place, time, roles, needs, hopes, desires and responsibilities. The best way to live should help us to become what God created us to be, loving God and neighbor, to enter into God’s Kingdom.

Great philosophers, such as Kant, Aquinas, Descartes and Aristotele, agreed virtue is the best way to live.  Two patient people will have a better relationship than two impatient people, likewise for two generous people and two humble people.  Every societal form – family, organization, community, nation – involves an extension and multiplication of relationships, so virtue benefits society.

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