Feb 25, 2021 • 13M

DP 011: "Touching Fish"

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Last week, the Guardian had an article titled “Touching fish craze sees China's youth find ways to laze amid '996' work culture”. This was a bit puzzling on the first look, so I tried to read it and understand what it was talking about. Turns out, in case you don’t know (like I didn’t), that “996” means having to work from 9 in the morning to 9 in the evening, 6 days a week.

For Aristotle, behaving ethically is not something that we do because we would be punished if we did not obey the laws. It is, rather, the only way of acting rationally, of acting in a way that will, in the long run, benefit ourselves.

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