Why have we motivated the way we are? What drives us to make the choices we make? How do you treat all living things?
Theologians, scholars, religious leaders, poet, writers, literary theorists, and political thinkers have written many volumes of vices, alternate with the virtues throughout the ages.
The Greek philosophers Aristotle and Plato believed temperance, wisdom, justice, and courage as the four most attributes to a person’s character. These vices written include pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth.
Aristotle is committed to saying that anger ought to never undermine reason and Aristotle stresses the importance of pleasure to human life and how we should live.
Contemplate what is your vice, weakness, or bad habits. Is it lying or cheating? It may be to just stop biting your nails, cutting down your beer intake or indulging in excess.
Anything can be a bad habit, as long as there's somebody who might be listening who sees it as a vice or an ethical shortcoming.
Acknowledge what may be the trigger of your vice. Stress due to financial struggles or income loss, insomnia, death of a loved one, conflicts or chronic pain, etc. needs to be addressed.
Today, let the virtues become the norm to conquer your vices, weaknesses or bad habits, for you to move in a new direction.
Take ownership and responsibility. Act positively to replace your vices of excess that are less destructive to your body and mind.