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Episode Ninety-Seven - The Virtues as Instrumental For Pleasure: Temperance and CourageListened to this last night. Some thoughts, and then some obvious words of advice: For me the word "temperance" brings up the idea of abstinence from alcohol (the U.S. Temperance Movement). The word "prudence" works better for me. As for "moderation" the online dictionary definition is "the avoidance of excess or extremes". Moderation is necessary in meal portion sizes, sugar/carb intake, and alcohol. The pains of over consumption feel unpleasant. Moderation leads to a more enjoyable life. Sugar…
Episode Ninety-Seven - The Virtues as Instrumental For Pleasure: Temperance and Courage(Quote from Cassius) Yes, I agree with you. There isn't a set quantity that can be applied to everyone. I thought the quote from the play was kind of funny. But then thought about it after posting it...how odd that the third bowl leads to sleep, but the fourth one to violence. Seems a little extreme. Now most people in modern times know how to hold their public drinking in check, since it's both unsafe and against the law to drive drunk. I think moderation is an important skill, but I don't thin…
Episode Ninety-Seven - The Virtues as Instrumental For Pleasure: Temperance and Courage(Quote from Don) It is implied by this: "And Diocles, in the third book of his Overview, says that they all lived in the most simple and economical manner; "They were content," says he, "with a small cup of light wine, and all the rest of their drink was water." -- Diogenes Laertius : Life of Epicurus