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lyoz's Journal: Worldly pursuits? 1

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What must we seek? Beauty, Happiness, Knowledge, or Justice.

A relative increase in any of these virtues will lead to slight betterment in the world, this I do not doubt.

But beauty and happiness are subjective, and individual pursuits--to each their own.

And knowledge and justice... Perhaps some things are unknowable, but still these pursuits are not individual pursuits. Truth can be elegant and beautiful, its pursuit may seem indulgent. Is the pursuit of knowledge ever indulgence? Knowledge, a group virtue, is for all.

Justice, perhaps more than any other virtue... Perhaps knowledge will eventually rid us of all Utopian illusions of justice. Relatively more just, for more, must be pursued with resilience.

Help me find truth and justice. I will find my own happiness and beauty (or will learn to live without). But never "tread" on our truth and justice.
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