So, how is doing the dishes well, or any other mundane task for that matter, virtuous? Well, let’s answer that question by first defining virtue:
“A virtue is an habitual and firm disposition to do the good. It allows the person not only to perform good acts, but to give the best of himself.” 1
If you strive to always give your best to every task performed, even something so mundane as doing the dishes, then your action can be virtuous.
I remember, as a child, having the chore of doing the dinner dishes with my two sisters. Continue reading