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Ethos as Becoming

A smart note about character

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If we understand ethos as character, then it cannot be about doing. Ethos is about being and becoming. We cultivate character by doing good things, and then other people will notice that we are doing good things and they will be attracted to us. This is the basic human mechanism for developing character.




Since taking Matt Ragland’s #90daynotes challenge in 2020, I’ve been sharing my smart notes on Instragram. This is a short form blog where I can share these notes to Medium audiences. Other contributors are welcome! Just shoot me an email or message.

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Lance Cummings PhD

Lance Cummings PhD

writing professor & rhetorician — where philosophy, communication, technology intersect.

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