Why We Love Virtue

Mar 07 2016

Why We Love Virtue

Dr. Blaine Fowers recently published an article on Psychology Today on “Why We Love Virtue.” It begins:

“I’ll bet you love virtue. You may or may not know you do, but it’s a good bet that you do.

“Think of a person who is really good to have in your life. The person could be a friend, a lover, a parent, another family member, or a teacher. Now think about what makes it good to have them in your life. Let’s call this person your friend and say she’s a woman to keep it simple. The chances are that it is good to have this friend in your life because she is good for you in some important way. Your friend might make you laugh, support you in hard times, or inspire you. To keep it light and fun, let’s say your friend is good for you because she makes you laugh.”


Dr. Blaine Fowers is a Professor in the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies at the University of Miami) and PI of the SMV-funded project, “Virtues as Properly Motivated, Self-Integrated Traits.”


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