The light is a heavy burden to bear when your character of virtue is surrounded by darkness. Sustainable for sure, but the economies of ideal ideas need no idols. Have you heard the analogy of the cave? Better yet, have you seen the light?
Convincing speech is rhetoric and the signature moves of the sophist. Rhetoric and sophist take on a pejorative meaning and this is a shame. Either/Or (1843) is a book by Søren Kierkegaard and bifurcates the aesthetic life from the hedonistic. Convinced? Read the book!