"How does one become good?" is a fundamental question which began philosophy around the world, but receives relatively little interest in contemporary culture. There are still furious debates about what is right and what is wrong, but the question of how to actually change, how to improve, has not been seriously expanded upon since the dawn of the modern era.
But the modern era has given us so many resources - new understandings of human psychology and technology to better understand and improve ourselves. I want to make a serious effort at developing practices in the tradition of the Spiritual Exercises of antiquity described by Pierre Hadot, and the Neo-Confucian virtues recently expanded upon by New Confucianism.