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Areté. www.lorenzkraus.com www.taxfreesociety.com Lorenz Kraus 2012. Consider a Flower. Rise and Fall of Areté. Rise and Fall of Areté. Bud Bud Opens Flower presents itself Flower at maximum glory Flower weakens Flower wilts Flower falls apart. Areté is Natural and Real.

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Areté

www.lorenzkraus.com

www.taxfreesociety.com

Lorenz Kraus 2012

rise and fall of aret1
Rise and Fall of Areté
  • Bud
  • Bud Opens
  • Flower presents itself
  • Flower at maximum glory
  • Flower weakens
  • Flower wilts
  • Flower falls apart
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Consider Fire

1. spark

2. spread

3. engulfed

4. peak heat and flame

5. dying down

6. coals smolder

7. ash

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Areté notes something real.

It is an objective concept.

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Areté
  • the prime expression of an entity;
  • the peak moment of a process or experience
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Ecce Panis

“Behold the Bread!”

Ecce Homo

“Behold the Man!”

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Not every moment is equal;

not every example is a prime example.

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Buddhists are Mindful

….the Ancient Greeks were mindful of areté.

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Signifies

QUALITY

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Prime

Best

Epitome

Excellence

Crescendo

Climax

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Areté

The most important concept in history.

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Pursuit of Areté

is

Western Culture

western institutions
Western Institutions

Defined by

Prime-Selection

western institutions1
Western Institutions:
  • Individualism—Pick the Best People
  • Romance—Pick your best available mate
  • Democracy—Pick the best leader
  • Olympics—Picks the best athletes
  • Meritocracy—Pick the best people for the job
  • Freedom of association—right to work—hire and fire—pick your best friend
  • Banking—4c’s of credit—prime versus sub-prime—pick best credit candidates
western institutions pick the best
Western Institutions: “Pick the Best!”
  • Areté—Pick the Best Things
  • Free Market—Pick the best products at the best price
  • Free speech—Pick the best ideas
  • Science & Medicine—Pick the best explanation and the best cure
  • Law—Rules of evidence pick the facts; facts are best
  • Calculus—reveals the optimum rate
  • Stock Market—pick the best companies
aret is everywhere
Areté is Everywhere!
  • NYSE listings
  • ISO 9000/UL
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Consumer Reports
  • Barbie Dolls
  • Miss Universe
  • Mr. Universe
  • NASCAR
  • NBA Draft
  • AMA Board Certification
  • Microsoft Certified
  • NCAAs
  • Bonus Pay
  • Hedge fund rankings
  • Portfolio MGMT
  • American Idol
  • Speed Dating
  • Nobel Prize
  • Super Bowl
  • Spelling bees
  • GPAs
  • SAT, GMAT
  • Oscars
  • Wine Tastings
  • Bar Exams
  • Currency trading
aret is everywhere1
Areté is Everywhere!

25 Ways

we celebrate

areté!

  • NYSE listings
  • ISO 9000/UL
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Consumer Reports
  • Barbie Dolls
  • Miss Universe
  • Mr. Universe
  • NASCAR
  • NBA Draft
  • AMA Board Certification
  • Microsoft Certified
  • NCAAs
  • Bonus Pay
  • Hedge fund rankings
  • Portfolio MGMT
  • American Idol
  • Speed Dating
  • Nobel Prize
  • Super Bowl
  • Spelling bees
  • GPAs
  • SAT, GMAT
  • Oscars
  • Wine Tastings
  • Bar Exams
  • Currency trading
aret in music and novels
Areté in Music and Novels

Western music builds up to a crescendo

Western novels build up to a climax

Classical music is “rock and roll”

Non-western music is flat-lined…drones on. Listen for it.

aret in music and novels1
Areté in Music and Novels

Western music builds up to a crescendo

Western novels build up to a climax

Classical music was the original

“rock and roll”

Non-western music is flat-lined…goes on and on. Listen for it.

Meditation versus Excitation

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What if we didn’t have an eye for areté?

      • Or a dedication to Quality?
  • How barren would the world be?
aret reveals essence
Areté reveals Essence

Could you know what a flower bud is for, if you never saw its peak moment?

Areté shows you the point of living things, their functions, and their true potential.

would you know life by birth and death alone
Would you know LIFE by birth and death, alone?
    • Or a flower is by its bud and wilt, alone?
    • Or man by his diapers?
  • The alpha and the omega do not reveal the essence. Areté reveals the essence.
  • You cannot know without knowing areté.
aret reveals what a thing really is
Areté reveals what a thing really is.

Areté reveals true reality, when distraction, distortion, and disability is washed away.

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Areté is both momentary and timeless.

1. Prime Moment

2. Prime Example

olympics momentary excellence for eternal fame
Olympics:Momentary excellence for eternal fame

"All my life I have loved sport. You have to love sport to compete at it. There is a truth to sport, a purity, a drama, an intensity, a spirit that makes it irresistible to take part in and irresistible to watch. In every Olympic sport there is all that matters in life. Humans stretched to the limit of their abilities, inspired by what they can achieve, driven by their talent to work harder than they can believe possible, living for the moment but making an indelible mark upon history.

Sebastian Coe London 2012

art captures aret
Art Captures Areté
  • Man gravitates to the prime moment because it stands out.
  • We want areté in pictures and stories. We enjoy areté. Areté is exciting.
  • Art captures and celebrates areté so we can experience areté even when areté is gone.
  • Art makes areté eternal.
aret is secular divinity
Areté is Secular Divinity
  • Areté is real, objectively-evident to others, and transcendent across time.
  • Areté is the Western man’s god
picture of
Picture of
  • Health
  • Proportion
  • Purity of soul
  • Harmonious
  • Happy
  • Inviting
  • Object of worship
  • Best of self
  • Someone to live up to
  • What life is all about
anti aret
Anti-areté
  • Revolting Fool
  • Monster by choice
  • Disgusting garbage
  • Self-hater
  • Beast / Animalistic
  • Water buffalo
  • Slave to fads
  • Devoid of sense & values
  • Destructive
  • Heap of Infamy
  • Insult to mankind
man s aret
Man’s Areté

WILL TO LIVE

puts Free Will

in service to your life

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Civilization is a permanent expression of values conducive to human development

Western Civilization

stands on areté

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Civilization

Areté

Liberty

Will to Live

values diamond
Values Diamond

CIVILIZATION

Areté

LIBERTY

Will to Live

aret versus modernist monstrosities
Areté versus Modernist Monstrosities
  • Music versus rap; art versus modern art smears
  • Olympics versus Special Olympics
  • For-Profit versus not-for-profit
  • Christmas versus Kwanza
  • History versus Black History
  • Femininity versus Feminism
  • Marriage versus anal marriage
  • Gold versus FED mafia-money
  • Grammar versus ebonics; phonics v. look-say
  • Industrial civilization versus Earth Day
aret versus modernist monstrosities1
Areté versus Modernist Monstrosities
  • Music versus rap; art versus modern art smears
  • Olympics versus Special Olympics
  • For-Profit versus not-for-profit
  • Christmas versus Kwanza
  • History versus Black History
  • Femininity versus Feminism
  • Marriage versus anal marriage
  • Gold versus FED-mafia money
  • Grammar versus ebonics; phonics v. look-say
  • Industrial civilization versus Earth Day

Authentic versus Fake Values

aret versus modernist monstrosities2
Areté versus Modernist Monstrosities
  • Music versus rap; art versus modern art smears
  • Olympics versus Special Olympics
  • For-Profit versus not-for-profit
  • Christmas versus Kwanza
  • History versus Black History
  • Femininity versus Feminism
  • Marriage versus anal marriage
  • Gold versus FED-mafia money
  • Grammar versus ebonics; phonics v. look-say
  • Industrial civilization versus Earth Day

Capitalism versus Socialism

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Capitalism isthe right to buy and sell solutions (Areté) to life’s problems so you can live long and prosper.

  • Socialism outlaws solutions. You suffer in misery until you die.

ALGORE

SUCKS!

  • Socialism outlaws money, trade, property rights, subversive technology, ideas, movement, associations to make sure you suffer deeply—in famine and deprivation.
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Areté

Liberty seeks secular areté; communism is a reactionary state religion of aggressive envy upon success produced in liberty.

where is aret
Where is Areté?

?

You can’t redistribute areté without destroying it.

where is aret1
Where is Areté?

?

If is areté is God, communism is godless.

If areté is God, theocracy is godless.

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Teach areté

Talk areté

Demand areté

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Exert Your

Will to Live!

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