Inspired by the lovely and gorgeous (and married, which gives me some pause, but at least I have a reasonable expectation that he’s straight –caveat: he did go to Cambridge– and honestly that’s better than I normally do) comedian Mark Watson who is making The World Substantially Better over on BBC Radio 4, I’ve been thinking a lot about virtue.
In each episode Mark “Hatefully Not Married to Plumcake But Otherwise Probably Quite Nice” Watson tackles one of six virtues in an effort to make the world substantially better. I highly recommend listening to it, although I would caution readers to turn down the volume during the “Exemplum” theme tune because it is so catchy that after you’ve died, the worms eating your delicious squishy brains will be doing so humming that song.
Watson lists the six virtues as:
Good list, but here’s today’s big question. What virtue would you add to that list, and what is the best example you’ve seen of that virtue recently?