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A Move to a More Virtuous Society

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A Move to a More Virtuous Society

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.

- Mark Twain (1835-1910)

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A move to a more virtuous society

Inspired by Mark Twain's (1835-1910) quote, "If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.". The titled responsion is, "A move to a more virtuous society". What follows is subject to revision, do you have any suggestions?

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer.
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For some reason, this particular quote has stayed with me for generations. In a younger version of my self (identity), I am somewhat ashamed to say that tribal tendencies of a gangster-style mindset populated my youthful mind. I say tendencies because there was an aspect to my youth where the entrepreneur mindset and the legality of my "business" activities entered into a grey area. Grey to me, and yet to the rest of society the distinction was black and white. Hey, this is just the truth of the matter and I have to deal with it.

So, what makes me, or anyone for that matter, a virtuous person? How can I, or you, improve and move towards a more virtuous life? This normative approach extends past and should counterpoint with reason to forme (Plato) a teleology of sorts. Now, don't get all bent out of shape here, my advocation towards teleology is simply an algorithm, a measure and calculated consideration of the reality we live in and acknowledging amongst our family, social and political spheres.

Concentric is what I am referring to when I emphasize family, social and political conversations. I am not negating the self, for this identity persists regardless and functions as a litmus of felt experience, manifest as consciousness. Ubiquitous and nowhere, the epiphenomenal projections that define and confine our mental space (despite that contradiction) are articulated and naturally expressed through the minds of millions. This is the wonder and awe-inspiring phenomenon that makes us the language animals that we are. Bar, bar, bar...

Raise the bar people.

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