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ability to judge what is wrong and what is right.In his work Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle says: "at the right times, about the right things,towards the right people, for the right end, and in the right way, is the intermediate and best condition,and this is proper to virtue." This is not simply dividing the difference between two extremes. For
example, generosity is a virtue between the two extremes of greediness and being wasteful. Thisshows us that Aristotle defines virtue as making the right actions at the right times. Virtue ethics, by its nature, should be all about making “good” decisions. Ethically acceptabledecisions can be made easily if all people are aware of what is wrong and what is right. Therefore, therelationship between action and virtue is inevitable. Actions will build character, so action should beconsidered as the origin of character, and therefore, the expression of virtue to the outside world. Ifone claims himself to be a virtuous person but always does things that go against what he said, thenhow other people can consider his virtue? How other people know if he or she is honest, respectful,courageous, forgiving, and kind, if he or she does hardly anything? Because of virtues are positive character traits, virtuous people are committed to doing the rightthing no matter what the personal cost is, and does not surrender to urges or personal desires, but actsaccording to values and what is right and useful to the society. Many people think that these goodqualities are innate and developed through good parenting but that is not enough. Virtues need to bebuilt and practiced on daily basis. In order to build a particular virtue, one needs to be disciplinary andconcentrate at practicing the good habit every day. By doing good things every day, one will graduallyfind it normal and make it a habit. Then the habit happens frequently and he can make it his owncharacter. Once it becomes his character, he may make right decisions without even trying and this isexactly what virtue should be. For example, if a person want to be generous, he can practice giving 1cent a day to the beggar he sees on his way to work. At first, he might think that the beggar has noconnection with him and he does not have to do so, but if he is patient and keeps doing so for a longtime, he will become a generous and giving man.