This is a very unsatisfactory ending, Massimo. You seem to appeal to the authority of religion when many of us have grown up questioning religion. Furthermore, the differences between religions are enormous. You elude the key questions. What is so special about virtue that makes it a worthy goal? Are virtue, meaning and happiness really equivalent concepts?

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