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Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age. Options
Daemon
Posted: Friday, May 18, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC)
jcbarros
Posted: Friday, May 18, 2012 9:18:46 AM

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Yes, when you´re getting old it is better to be impudent. ;?
uuaschbaer
Posted: Friday, May 18, 2012 10:19:52 AM

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No, but old people should not do things that make them ashamed. At least that seems to be the gist of this subject in ethika nikomacheia:

"The passion is not becoming to every age, but only to youth. For we think young people should be prone to shame because they live by passion and therefore commit many errors, but are restrained by shame; and we praise young people who are prone to this passion, but an older person no one would praise for being prone to the sense of disgrace, since we think he should not do anything that need cause this sense."

Not sure that I agree with it but there you go.

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