Aristotle: Truthfulness, Friendliness, and Generosity (250 words)

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Aristotle believed that virtues are means between the extremes of excess and deficiency.
For example, the virtue of courage is a mean between foolhardiness and cowardice.
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Discuss what extremes of excess and deficiency you would say correspond to the following virtues also discussed by Aristotle: truthfulness, friendliness, generosity.

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Truthfulness, Friendliness, and Generosity

The virtue of truthfulness lies between two extremes, excess of being too honest, and a deficiency of deceit. For example, it is not always opportune (or virtuous) to tell too much of the truth, as in divulging a secret, or telling the truth that is not yours to tell. Telling the woman on the train you don’t like her dress is too much truthfulness. Deficiency in truthfulness is deceptive....
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