Manifesting arete is a tricky thing to write, because arete is a trickyy concept to grasp. Generally, the concept of eudaimonia, following Aristotle, refers to the constant, ecvellent activity of those parts of the soul that are peculiar to human beings. However, since the soul is ineffable, the only way to be aware of this excellence is to observe it in other human beings. Arete refers both to excellences in taking actions dictated by reason, and a variety of virtues (moderation, courage, practical wisdom, etc.) that are developed through habit, not through nature. Arete, is thus “excellence of being” and is conceptually designed to replace simple pleasure as the goal of lide. Needless to say, this concept doesn’t exist in English, and there is no English word to describe it.

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