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One of the most important points laid out within Written on the Heart by J Budziszewski is a things function is the activity it performs that nothing else can perform or that nothing else can perform as well This is the main idea of Written on the Heart Aristotle believes that the main purpose of the soul is to love and feel love Thus being because the soul performs this act better than any other thing can Aristotle believes that if the main purpose of the soul is to love and feel love then we who have inherited a soul must love and feel love excellently or in other words we must love or feel loved in the highest form Aristotle points out that to love is one thing but if we are going to do anything in life we must do it to the highest extent what exactly would be the highest extent or form of love We as humans have a duty to study Study meaning to learn to dwell on to contemplate and to explore until we find the deepest of meanings If we do this then we can show love excellently we can display affection towards others get involved in society become close with family or friends and be involved in church most of all understanding what love is and how to love In order to know what love is one must have the ability to understand Aristotle believes that love and understanding are connected this meaning that our soul has an ulterior purpose aside from loving these two purposes being to love and to understand and if either one of these is not functioning correctly the other will also not function correctly Aristotle believes that love understanding and happiness are all linked together in life In order to be happy one must love excellently in order to love excellently one must understand what love is in order to understand what
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