Moderation, while simple in its definition, is more complex in practice. It is not merely about being assiduous, but rather in finding balance between abstinence and over-indulgence. In this chapter we discuss some of the components required for being moderate in one’s habits. These include forethought and self-discipline, among others.
We speak of Loyalty as a virtue in terms of being faithful to your word and trustworthy within your oaths and obligations. We also discuss loyalty as a virtue unto itself, and conflicts that arise when loyalty brings one into opposition with one’s own conscience or sense of justice.
Generosity – Charity – Largesse – Noblesse Oblige. We discuss these different aspects in modern terms and urge everyone to include it in their list of virtuous behaviors. True generosity of spirit inspires and uplifts all those around you.
Truthfulness, Veritas, Honour. These are all words that describe aspects of Honesty. We recognize Honesty as a core virtue, as it is a necessary component when striving for nearly all of the other virtues. Being honest with others is necessary for trust, being honest with oneself is vital to growth.