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What's to be done with the excellence of others?

December 5th, 2005 | 4 min read

By Keith E. Buhler

Aristotle defines envy as desiring the good of another, especially when that good is one I especially prize. For example, though I might be aware that a friend is a better guitar player, or better general contractor, or better painter than me, and this might not effect me in any way... It does not incur any envy.

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