Are you familiar with salmons and the way they live their short lives? Well, salmons are known for swimming against the current in the rivers. The strength needed to live a life like this, in a world in which some of the core values are crooked, to have moral integrity and do the right thing is to be like a salmon. Such is the case of the wooden watches company called Seventh that decided to create luxurious, wooden, beautiful handcrafted timepieces out of precious wood. In a world that is turning to disposable materials and low building costs, to find a company that stands for its values is like finding a salmon swimming against the current. Read on and find out how wearing a wooden watch can be what you need to live up to your virtue.
The world we live in today is one that is ruled by the maximization of profit and not necessarily by virtue, integrity or moral values. Moral values were created a long time ago and can be the basis of what we call today modern philosophy. Humankind has been obsessed with how to live life in a better way for centuries and moral values are the outcome of that journey. Seventh created a watch called ARETE to remind users of the importance of moral integrity at all times, regardless of the current direction of the world. Let´s take a look at which are the moral values we should live our lives by.
This is the first moral value and has to do with other values like generosity, forgiving, being considerate and understanding with others. Compassion is what it takes to have the power to stop evil and do the right thing. Being compassionate in a world that wants to maximize profits and doesn´t care about what´s right and what is not, is a definite virtue. Wear your Seventh ARETE to remind you of that every day.
A humble, talented person is twice as talented because humility will take him or her to learn from mistakes and grow. Also, humility is what makes talented people work hard at those talents to become the best in what they do. This quality can very well be the difference between being excellent and being just good. Wearing your Seventh ARETE on a daily basis can be a great reminder to live your life as a humble person.
This is a core value for human life and is directly related to your relationship with others. To respect life in all levels and also the opinion of others is a sign of moral integrity and also of virtue. It is the belief of Seventh watches that to respect life, use of alternative materials in handcrafting their timepieces is vital. For example, the Seventh ARETE is made of bamboo, one of the most common woods in all Asia.
Being bold to live your life with courage and make the decision of being different is also a virtue. The difference between those who are courageous and those who aren´t might just be to live a better, more joyful life. People who dare to go against the current and towards their dreams are the ones who might achieve them. Being courageous and stand up for what you think is a life-long path and walking it in style with your Seventh ARETE reminding you of it day after day is the way to achieve consistency.
When it is time to tell the truth, saying it even if it is not what others want to expect is, to be honest. Also, honesty has a lot to do with doing things the right way even when nobody will find out you do them differently. In other words, not cheating and doing things the right way just because your inner voice tells you to do what you must. Wearing a Seventh ARETE on your left wrist might mean to listen to that voice every day and doing things the right way.
Being grateful for what we have instead of looking at what we don´t have is a value. Those who live their lives with gratitude are the ones who end up being the happiest. Enjoying the possessions you have instead of lamenting the ones you don´t is definitely a sample of integrity, humility, and honesty too. With your Seventh ARETE on your left wrist, this might just be easier.
If we put together all the other ones we named and make one out of them, that would very likely be called integrity. The purest form of virtue and elevated morality is integrity because it is in everything we do; integrity is measured by the weakest link of the chain and hence, if we don´t practice it as a value on a daily basis, moral integrity fails. The link between honesty and integrity is very close and visible, because people with integrity are trustworthy and dependable, just like honest persons.
It is important to understand that to live in virtue and with moral integrity is to go against the current. It is more difficult to face these challenges today than it has been in many other moments because of the run for money and the crooked core values that we can find in the center of the business world. Those who choose to be honest, act with integrity and have respect for others, as well as their opinions, have an elevated virtue that can take them further in the journey of life. Virtue is a way to change your life and the one of those around you for the better. Wear a Seventh ARETE and live your virtue every day.