Monday Aphorism: Virtue

When will the questions stop, when will I be satisfied with who I am, and why?

Myself? Others? Who am I trying to please? Friends? Mentors from my pasts? Important personages wandering in my thoughts? Who am I trying to please that these questions murmur in my mind’s meanderings, popping out whenever I try to justify myself?

Suppose that I am virtuous, a person who performs what he preaches; a person who preaches a morality of no little substance; neither great paragon nor whatever she is not. Suppose…

Adrift, somehow, somewhere, beyond the history whose knowing shows how I got here; that there are many other ways I might have gone. My self, an accident of some history, some fate; some fate, some destiny with any sense or purpose…or more a mere happening?

What difference, I ask. Seeking perfection, perhaps, but finding it was lost…Trying to be profound in a mundane world, struggling to be honest with my self, leaves virtue having to take care of itself. Perhaps I will discover virtue in the living and doing? Be kind, be good, be strong, treat others as oneself…!

Perhaps…

  • Anonymous

    I often am trying to please former lovers. If I am being very honest, yes, that is who I fashion my image towards.

    Who are you trying to please?

  • Anonymous

    I often am trying to please former lovers. If I am being very honest, yes, that is who I fashion my image towards.

    Who are you trying to please?

  • Harvey

    Who am I trying to please?

    My own sense of self; my spouse and family; neighbors…extends to… everyone. Everyone. And every thing on earth – and continually exploring the world and my being within it.

    Less to please, more a sense of justification that I can be and do what I claim to: with next season’s teaching coming up shortly: am i up to being the teacher my student should get, who they “deserve,” – who can truly help to “inspire” their futures.

    Please? Not sure: do I, can I, truly express myself, and what I try to think and know and be, so I continue to justify what I think and write.

    Harvey