Perseverance Definition

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Before perseverance can be described as a virtue, the idea of a virtue must be defined. Virtues deal with what is good and what is bad. A virtuous person follows society’s standards for what is good. This person exhibits behavior according to what is morally correct. And since virtuous people do virtuous actions it can be deduced that a virtue is a pattern of behavior that reflects moral character. A virtue must be aimed at something good. In order for perseverance to be a virtue it must be concerned with behavior that produces something good. Perseverance is concerned with actions that aim at achieving success. A person is thought to be perseverant if their actions reflect hard-work, resiliency, and dedication in the face of adversity. If a person produces actions with energy and commitment they are hard-working, not perseverant. A perseverant person’s actions are concerned with the goal of achieving success. The goal must be aimed at some good in order for it to classify as perseverance. A perseverant person will only continue if the goal will bring them success or happiness, a goal that is bad or neutral can be …show more content…
A virtue is something that is praised and once someone perseveres they are praised for their actions. Thus, societies praise on perseverance makes it a virtue. Society also perceives what is the moral code. Actions that are virtuous have high morals. In order for perseverance to be a virtue, the actions of a person must also be moral. Societies influence on this moral code can be demonstrated by a telemarketer trying to sell to a person. If the telemarketer keeps calling despite the person not wanting the call, they are condemned because despite the telemarketer believing himself to perseverant he is labeled as persistent because society condemns this behavior. Society as well tells us what is good which means it tells us which goals are good and which are and shapes our actions to achieve this

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