Ethic of Restraint

Mark Hansen

One of my favorite parts of the Ethics book is his idea of the ‘ethic of restraint’. The road towards happiness is truly a two pronged approach, or rather a balancing act of our restraint and cultivation. I definitely agree that compassion is one of the core virtues that contain such things as humility, love, tolerance and forgiveness. Through our own restraint of our afflictive emotions, and the cultivation of our own deep compassion, we can truly be on the road to happiness. This brings up the question, “Is happiness inborn?”

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