We join wisdom in progress, from Chapter 10 of Book I, as Aristotle explains:
Now every action of every person either is or is not due to that person himself. Of those not due to himself some are due to chance, the others to necessity; of these latter, again, some are due to compulsion, the others to nature. Consequently all actions that are not due to a man himself are due either to chance or to nature or to compulsion. All actions that are due to a man himself and caused by himself are due either to habit or to rational or irrational craving. Rational craving is a craving for good, i.e. a wish--nobody wishes for anything unless he thinks it is good. Irrational craving is twofold, viz. anger and appetite.In other words, the seven reasons people do things are:
- Rational craving
I'm tempted here to offer a pop quiz as to which they are, but this is supposed to be a G-rated blog, and I think I want to move on to another topic now.