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Which of these do you consider to be virtues?



VotesAnswer
16Compassion
15Honesty
13Honor
13Valor
12Humility
12Justice
12Sacrifice
7Spirituality
4Pride
3Other

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9-Nov-13 8:21amZang
All except pride and spirituality.
9-Nov-13 8:38ambill Bronze Star Survey Creator
This is from a video game series (Ultima) which I played as kid in the '80s. In the game there are 8 virtues. Originally, pride is presented as a virtue, but as you play you come to see it is false and that humility is the real virtue. The 8 are derived from 3 principles: truth, love and courage. For computer geeks, these are like 3 bits that give you 8 different possibilities. Each combination of TLC gives you a distinct virtue (e.g. honor is a combination of truth and courage, while honesty is just truth).
9-Nov-13 11:45amJessicaWoman99
Having compassion honesty and justice sacrifice we all make sacrifices choices and spirituality
9-Nov-13 11:46amEnheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
All but spirituality; there's nothing wrong with spirituality, but I don't think of it as a virtue. And pride is a virtue in the sense that you take pride in doing something well, not in the sense of arrogant pride.
9-Nov-13 1:02pmBiggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
All but pride and spirituality, and I think that both of those can be virtues in the right context and applied in the right way.
9-Nov-13 2:05pmLindaH
All except pride. I only say that because pride is a vice more often than not. I can't say the same for the rest.
9-Nov-13 2:13pmLJD
All, but pride, possibly justice
9-Nov-13 3:54pmdab
I'm not surprised that pride is low but I'm surprised it's as low as it is. I don't think there's anything wrong with taking pride in some accomplishment you've achieved.
(reply to dab)
9-Nov-13 5:57pm
LindaH
Nothing wrong with it, but is it beneficial enough to be called a virtue? Or is it just a fleeting feel-good emotion?
(reply to LindaH)
9-Nov-13 8:07pm
dab
Yeah, okay. That's a good point.

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