Epictetus represents a complex group of concepts. One concept is that one should live with the awareness of human imperfection and boundaries. He feels that one is able to abandon the feelings of disrespect and desire by allowing all that is ill-fated to appear before one's eyes …show more content…
It is a part of life that is inevitable. At birth, we are promised physical death. The hooded soul collector walks by our side everyday waiting for the slip up, carefully digging our grave, but one thing we don’t know if he is digging slowly with his hands to give us a full life or does he have a machine pulling up six feet of dirt in one swoop. At some point in time, everyone has to go through life's unlimited events. The biggest is definitely death, but how we finally handle our own demise may be different form others. In the end, one can come up with various excuses on how to deal with dying, but when someone is faced with death, their human instincts take over.
In Aristotle’s Book 2 of Nicomachean Ethics, he deals with virtue, but more importantly, its golden mean "the measurement that which the virtue is secreted neither in excess nor in deficiency. For example, endurance is a mean between its deficiency of rashness and the excess of cowardice. This argument seems to be certain, as it seems that moderation to everything is a necessity.
Aristotle begins his argument by defining two types of virtues: intellectual virtue and moral virtue (pg. 69). Intellectual virtue owes its hu man beings to teaching and moral virtue to habits. Virtuous habits, therefore, leads a man to continually experience moral virtue, eventually leading to the development of the individual’s