Welcome to Monday, everyone! I hope that it’s the beginning of a beautiful week for all of you. Of course, I hope that it’s the beginning of a beautiful week for myself as well, so I might be a little selfish here. Anyway, if you remember, a few of months ago I gave you a story challenge asking you to explain what Courage is, and two months ago we looked at Temperance. Last month I asked you to explain Wisdom to me. So, we only have one of Plato’s initial virtues left. For your story challenge today we’re going to be discussing Justice.
Your Challenge: Write me a story about the nature and meaning of Justice (consider that the original word used by Plato here could also mean ‘rightousness’ or ‘moral uprightness’). What does it mean to be ‘just’? What makes us ‘just’ men and women, and how do we know if we are ‘just’? Is it possible to be just without reference to the law? If so, what does that look like?