This is a tough one because it is so close to the vice of “impetuosity.” But people who over-think things can be taking deliberation to the point of a vice, and some things in life (e.g. dancing with a partner, playing jazz) are much better with a practiced ability to improvise and take spontaneous initiative. Being able to strike while the iron is hot, to seize opportunity, are also things that call for spontaneity.
- impetuosity / impulsivity (vice of excess)
- lack of impulse control (vice of excess)
- being predictable, in-a-rut
- being routine
Virtues possibly in tension¶
How to acquire or strengthen it¶
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