Doctrine Of The Mean Analysis

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Aristotle’s “Doctrine of the Mean” is supposed to help in regulating our desires to find a balance between too much and too little regulation. One of the virtues Aristotle gives is friendship, which is a balance between a deficiency of quarrelsomeness and an excess of flattery. To illustrate, a workmate who is nice and says hello to people in the hallway and occasionally invites others to his winery is a friendly person, the mean. An excess of friendship would be that same person inviting everyone to his place every weekend and engaging in long conversations with others whilst they are trying to do their work. Conversing is nice and going out is fun, but in moderation. Too much friendliness gives the impression of wanting something in return, …show more content…
She disciplines him by grounding him from watching television all day. The next week, Billy’s mum only gives him one candy bar and once again he throws a tantrum, chucking the other candy bar at her, only this time Billy knew what he was doing was wrong thus not having access to television did not come as a surprise. A few months later, when Billy does not get a large portion of the chicken nuggets like his older sister, he gets upset but does not say anything to his mother. As a teenager, Billy does not get a new pair of Adidas for Christmas but he does not mind, he remembers he has a dozen of other nice …show more content…
In fact, habits are why we need role models. A virtuous person is reasoned to have good habits, and if I aspire to be virtuous I ought to act like the virtuous role model. Swearing, in this case, could be replaced by a polite and calm tone displayed by the professor when in a frustrating situation. Overtime, with practice the bad habits will be replaced by new ones and a virtuous person will be in the

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