Virtue Vs. Moral Virtue

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What is virtue? Is it something we can all comprehend? Is it part of our soul, mind or bodies? Perhaps it’s a type of lifestyle where we act a certain way and treat everyone equally. Or maybe it’s a belief or religion which carries its own sets of rules and regulations. Many individuals are mistaken for the true definition of virtue; virtue is a theory used to make moral decisions which leads to happiness. Moral virtue is to be learned through habit and practice, which makes one into a better person. It is not something we can easily comprehend and then apply it with logic; rather it is something that we must live spontaneously. Nor is it based on religion, society or culture; it solely depends on the individuals themselves. Virtue is a character trait. One of the main philosophers of Virtue Ethics is an ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, where he portraits his point of view on virtue.

After observing the human life, Aristotle has come to notice that people do things differently in order to make themselves happy. He also comes to realize that while some have a good life, others have a bad life. In conclusion, everyone had the same goal: happiness. Aristotle begins Book I of Nicomachean Ethics, by defining the word happiness. He claims that every action aims at some end which means that everything you do has some purpose to it (every activity has some end) that leads to happiness. Happiness is the highest good which means living well.

Happiness depends on us; it is the
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