31 October 2010

Honor and shame versus necessity and fortune

Honor and shame in a world of necessity and fortune depend on how well or poorly people are able to compete with each other. Those upon whom fortune has smiled are honored, and those upon whom fortune has frowned are ashamed. 
The honor and shame of competition does not correspond to the exercise of virtue, for there is no virtue in a world of necessity and fortune. 

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