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Good intentions not required

Y'know, everyone thinks they have good intentions. Have you ever met anyone who said, "I'm here to break stuff and screw the world up"? No, of course not.

I'm thinking you don't actually need good intentions to do good works. Actually, good intentions by themselves don't seem to accomplish much of anything.

Here's the top three virtues I'd look for in someone to actually achieve good things.

Strength is the virtue that's required for all other virtues. If you're not internally strong, you get easily swayed by opinions, social pressure, culture, and things like that. It's hard to hold on to virtues if you're not strong when you're in the crowd.

A Brain Teaser With a Right Answer

Meditate on this for a moment -

What's the difference between a person who is genuinely very useful and a person who just does useful things for people all the time because he wants to appear to be very useful?

I think there's a correct answer to this one.

Hint: It's three words.

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