QUESTION TYPE: Paradox
FACTS: An act is worthy of praise only when you have to overcome powerful temptations. Yet sometimes an act can be worthy of praise if it is performed out of habit.
ANALYSIS: Sometimes building a habit means you have to overcome powerful temptations. That would be enough to make it praise-worthy.
Most of the wrong answers don’t mention habits.
- CORRECT. This shows that performing those good actions out of habit did require overcoming powerful temptation (in the past.)
- This doesn’t help explain anything about habits.
- This doesn’t tell us anything about habits or temptation.
- That means it’s hard for us to tell if someone else did something praiseworthy. But they themselves could know since they would know if they had been tempted. Interesting as all of this is, it tells us nothing about habits.
- This tells us how often people perform good deeds. But it doesn’t tell us how an action performed out of habit can be praiseworthy.
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