Plato and Akrasia

Akrasia, derived from a Greek word meaning “lack of command,” is the phenomenon in which you act against your own best interests.
Aristotle attributed it to either being overpowered by your emotions or having a weak will, while Plato believed that akrasia resulted from failing to understand what is truly good for you.
Akrasia is normal, and you can combat it by carrying out strategies that will nip it in the bud before it gets to fully take hold of you.
The goal is to reduce the power akrasia has over you by cultivating better power over yourself and your actions.

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