Sincere interest in and energetic dedication towards one's pursuits.

a.k.a. passion, wholeheartedness, zest

Complementary virtues

Contrasting vices

  • apathy
  • being blase
  • being half-hearted
  • being ironic
  • being unenthusiastic
  • burnout
  • fanaticism (vice of excess)
  • there is a sort of arousal that can mimic enthusiasm but is really a sort of stress response; e.g being on edge, hyper-vigilant, etc.

Virtues possibly in tension

How to acquire or strengthen it

  • vitality depends on health
  • moderate exercise (e.g. brief, brisk walk)

Notes and links

Mentioned elsewhere

Inspirational quotes