I’ve long said that I’ll never get a tattoo and, if I did, it would be something completely anodyne and immutable like: my birth date, I <3 Mom, 1+1 = 2.
Well, I ran across a few words that are significant enough to me that I’d consider them. They’re words/concepts I wouldn’t mind explaining a thousand times over to people asking about my tattoo.
Don’t worry, I’ll still never get a tattoo.
Aretê – the notion of the fulfillment of purpose or function; the act of living up to one’s full potential.
Virtus – a virtue carrying connotations of valor, manliness, excellence, courage, character, and worth, perceived as masculine strengths.