Byte-Sized Virtue: Season 2, Episode 9 – Reserves of Empathy
As this second season of Byte-Sized Virtue moves through the Easter season, we have switched the focus of episodes back to topics that relate, in some way, to the Eight Virtues (and Three Principles) of Ultima lore. Specifically, we’ll be talking about the Virtue of Compassion and the Principle of Love, joined this time by Chlorthos Dragon.
In this episode, we talk a bit about parenting, and in particular the need for parents to be able to show empathy to their children…which is sometimes a challenge! We also discuss the idea of self-sacrificing (agape) love, how this is exemplified in the Test of Love in Ultima 7’s expansion, Forge of Virtue, and how through the practice of agape we can transform seeming tragedies into…well…something else. Something better, richer, and meaningful.