Tuesday, June 08, 2010

The duality of ruthlessness, a personal reflection

Not so much for the greater political arena but more for everyday life. I think that people should cultivate integrity, honesty, honor, virtue, and general good character in themselves and simultaneously cultivate the capacity to act with ruthlessness against those in their day to day lives that they encounter who demonstrate lack of those capacities. The duality part comes in in that ruthlessness without virtue is just barbarity while virtue without ruthlessness is ineffectuality ultimately leading to personal defeat. The sword is backed up by the rose.

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