After reading St. Augustine's The City of God and Aristotle's The Nicomachean Ethics, it is clear that the formula for a successful kingdom is the same now as it was in the days of St. Augustine and Socrates. The City of God focuses on teamwork in order to bring success to a kingdom while The Nicomachean Ethics focuses on relationships in order to bring success to a kingdom.
[...] This is true in that without equality, it is impossible for a kingdom to be run in a way which conveys the best interests of everyone, no matter if they are young or old, rich or poor, or black or white. During the ancient times, kingdoms were run in a way which enabled the rich, white people to determine their kingdom's policy on the lives of its people. As a result of this inequality, these kingdoms were often greatly divided, much like the United States is right now. [...]
[...] The majority of adults are mature enough to realize that it is not their image which matters when they surround themselves with a group of friends, but their feelings instead. As a result, there are more relationships based on goodness within the population of adults and therefore, the adults of the United States stabilize the happiness level of the American population in order to keep the U.S. successful. These types of teamwork can be closely related to those of a hockey team. [...]
[...] In The Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle explains the types of relationships which occur inside of a kingdom and which are necessary pieces for a successful kingdom. The three types of relationships explained by Aristotle are relationships which are based on utility, on pleasure, and on goodness. The first two types, relationships based on utility and based on pleasure, are the two types which are not necessary in order to create a successful kingdom. Although these two types of relationships are present, they do not amount to much because they are formed out of a person's individual pleasures. [...]
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