Arete: What's Yours?

April 2021

There’s a lot going on in the world right now.

There’s usually a lot going on in life... at work... in the family.

Sometimes, we need to take a step back and ask the big questions:

What's my purpose?

What am I here to do?

The ancient Greeks had a word, arete that (freely translated) means to reach your greatest purpose, to achieve your full potential as a person.

I find it to be a very powerful concept because it’s all about defining our own dreams and fulfilling them.

There's so much advertising, reality tv, and headlines shouting at us, telling us what success should look like, and showing off how others live their lives.

But arete is about reaching deep inside, finding that beautiful dream, and living it to the fullest.

It doesn’t have to mean fancy things or an expensive lifestyle unless you want it to.

What does becoming the best version of yourself mean?

How can you achieve arete in your own life?

How can I help?


Stephanie DeWitt, Principal

P.S. How are you feeling about travel these days? Are you planning anything exciting? How about a road trip? The Federal Highway Administration just added 34 new scenic byways that sound like a lot of fun.1