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Other dishonesties are Page 26 acceptable in the service of sexual feelings and acting to satisfy sexual desires.  The obligation that matters is to be true to your feelings.  She will continue seeing him because that is what makes her happiest.  Once again, you follow your own feelings.  Your feelings or needs seem to be thought of as in some sort of realm apart—as what is most important and real—with your highest duty being to attend to them, act on them, and resist forces that would deflect you from them—even though, ironically, this may itself look like a form of subjugation rather than the freedom and independence it is meant to be.

You've got to—you discipline yourself, your life style.  Are the minimalists right in identifying autonomy with acting on one's own behalf, deciding for with deciding in favor of one's self, and therefore in justifying limited ethics on the grounds of freedom?  More than mutual non­infringement in the pursuit of personal definitions of self­development courts the dangers of subjugation and conformity.  Since they find imposition itself to be morally offensive, most of traditional morality has to be rejected by them as cant— at best, well­ meaning attempts to "improve" them or "save" them which require the abdication of their own powers, the suspension of their own feelings; at worst, manipulations that seek to legitimate someone else's domination over them by invoking a moral vocabulary.

We will then consider why the conception lost credence, and whether—although not the whole story—it was not on the right track after all.  A knife's sharpness lets it cut effectively; a teacher must have knowledge of something in order to be able to teach it.  It was these excellences, apart from the prosperity and noble lineage that went with being an agathos, that were regarded as essential to performing the function of a king or chieftain.  And to further this goal, it was justice or righteousness which mattered most of all.

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