This article needs additional citations for verification. The western tradition’s key concepts derive from ancient Greek philosophy. A virtue ethics education of children generally agreed to be a character trait, such as a habitual action or settled sentiment. Specifically, a virtue is a positive trait that makes its possessor a good human being.
A virtue is thus to be distinguished from single actions or feelings. Practical wisdom is an acquired trait that enables its possessor to identify the thing to do in any given situation. Unlike theoretical wisdom, practical reason results in action or decision. Greek as ‘well-being’, ‘happiness’, ‘blessedness’, and in the context of virtue ethics, ‘human flourishing’.
Eudaimonia in this sense is not a subjective, but an objective, state. Although, eudaimonia was first popularized by Aristotle, it now belongs to the tradition of virtue theories generally. For the virtue theorist, eudaimonia describes that state achieved by the person who lives the proper human life, an outcome that can be reached by practicing the virtues. A virtue is a habit or quality that allows the bearer to succeed at his, her, or its purpose. Like much of the Western tradition, virtue theory seems to have originated in ancient Greek philosophy. Though the tradition receded into the background of European philosophical thought in these centuries, the term “virtue” remained current during this period, and in fact appears prominently in the tradition of classical republicanism or classical liberalism.