Why are we here? To flourish, wrote Aristotle.
In the US we talk a lot about success. Here is an essay about “Life’s Green Flags. (This essay was shared in 2021 with Duke University’s MBA students enrolled in Managerial Ethics.)
This helps make life a bit simpler. Why would you do something that leads you away from your destiny?
- Who will I become today?
- Eudamonia (Flourishing)
- At Cluny’s Ruins
- Becoming Joy
- Leadership and joy are byproducts of a well-lived life
- What makes creatures curious?
- To Coleridge
- Emily Wilson’s translation of the opening lines of Homer’s Odyssey
For more reading about “Why bother” check out my 2020 “short read” book A Splendorful Path: A Five-Hundred-Year Peace Path in Six Words.