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The same conclusion also appears to follow from a consideration of the self-sufficiency of happiness—for it is felt that the final good must be a thing sufficient in itself. The term self-sufficient, however, we employ with reference not to oneself alone, living a life of isolation, but also to one's parents and children and wife, and one's friends and fellow citizens in general, since man is by nature a social being.1

1 Lit. ‘a political thing.’ Aristot. Pol. 1253a 2 adds ζῷον, ‘a political animal.’

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