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It may even be held that this is the true self of each,1 inasmuch as it is the dominant and better part; and therefore it would be a strange thing if a man should choose to live not his own life but the life of some other than himself.

Moreover what was said before will apply here also: that which is best and most pleasant for each creature is that which is proper to the nature of each; accordingly the life of the intellect is the best and the pleasantest life2 for man, inasmuch as the intellect more than anything else is man; therefore this life will be the happiest.

1 Cf. 9.4.3, 4; 8.6.

2 Cf. 1.8.14.

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