“Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practice it will have neighbors.”
—attributed to Confucius
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How do you stack up as a good neighbor or close friend?
Consider rating yourself from one to ten – with one being low and ten being high – regarding the following attributes of the word, virtue:
How can and will you attract more professional and personal friends and neighbors to yourself by living an even more virtuous life?
“Men’s evil manners live in brass; their virtues we write in water.”
—William Shakespeare, Henry VIII, Act 4, Scene 2
What does it take to build a good reputation? How many virtuous and noble efforts, and what length of time is required to justify recognition?
Conversely, what does it take to build a bad reputation, or to undermine or destroy a good one? How many evil, questionable, or carelessly conceived actions does it take to wipe a slate clear and enter negative territory?
Who do you know that has been permanently labeled or continues to be judged for behaviors from the past where those around them are unable to forget or forgive?
What attitude adjustments might be worth considering regarding the virtues and shortcomings of others? How would you like others to view you on these matters?