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Upon reflection we can see that what is most characteristically human about ourselves is the way in which thought colours all our lives- not just our intellectual pursuits but also our feelings and emotions our choices and relationships Living a worthwhile life requires not only that we have a well-rounded and balanced character but also that we have developed the intellectual skills needed to grasp which choices we need to make as we go along On the contrary humans are naturally inclined towards various kinds of friendship It is well said then that it is by doing just acts that they someone becomes just and by doing temperate acts that they become temperate Without doing these no one would have any chance of becoming good But most people do not perform these actions of but take refuge in theory thinking that they are being philosophers and will become good in this way They behave a bit like patients who listen carefully to their doctors but do none of the things they were told to do As the latter will not be made well in body by such a method of treatment the former will not be made well in soul by such an approach to philosophy Our present inquiry unlike our others is not aimed at theoretical knowledge We are not conducting our inquiry in order to know the definition of virtue but in order to become good otherwise it would not benefit us all So we must think about what concerns actions and how we ought to perform them Sometimes we make things and sometimes we simply do things Some of the things we do we do for their own sake Sometimes we do something or make something for the sake of something that we want Sometimes we do things for both their own sake and because they are means to achieving something else as
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