What we need, in order to live well, is a proper appreciation of the way in which such goods as friendship, pleasure, virtue, honor and wealth fit together as a whole. In order to apply that general understanding to particular cases, we must acquire, through proper upbringing and habits, the ability to see, on each occasion, which course of action is best supported by reasons. Therefore practical wisdom, as he conceives it, cannot be acquired solely by learning general rules. We must also acquire, through practice, those deliberative, emotional, and social skills that enable us to put our general understanding of well-being into practice in ways that are suitable to each occasion.
Too much effort, I'll play Sims or Spore instead.We should go to a new planet and start new intelligent civilizations and become their gods
Hmm, interesting. Like the purpose of intelligence is being free of any purpose, trascent the primal way to see the world by instincts and evolution to see it by your own way...If it has intelligence(of the kind we are familiar with) then it make it own purpose.
Actually "purpose" is not a an attribute of intelligence, intelligence can not "have" a purpose by definition of purpose , purpose is a subjective thing you perceive, it is only a tag.
If I take a white leopard and put him in a red light from my perspective it will look to me like a red leopard, but the leopard did not change at all, he is a leopard that is an attribute , he has fangs that is an attribute, he is scare this is just what I view, I make him scare not that he is scare.
Here's one: life with grand(iose) purpose is felt by the individual in a manner which is higher than that of a smaller life; one literally is living a better life when it's true.Why life with some grandiose purpose is always paint in better light than one without any or one with tiny goals? Lets choose some abstraction and make totem of it. Everyone is religious zealot one way or another. Sigh.