I think you have a very good point, but I’m not sure to what extent it plays in modern life.
Lo Hudson
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I don’t know. Incentives still exist to develop skillful living. Not just personal ones, in the sense that I will be happier if I am ethical in an Aristotelian sense, but also in the marketplace. People who know how to manage themselves, keep themselves under control, approach tasks and projects and relationships with wisdom and mindfulness, and so on, even today have a leg up over those who don’t. And the teachers who teach us these skills needn’t be teachers in the formal, professional sense. In fact, in most cases, skillful living is best learned from parents and peers and role models, not in a classroom setting.