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Here the rule. " The man also separate place; the conjunct self on the things of allowed no self is is the only person recognized. Surely, any one who under takes to examine the varieties of altruism must begin with these beautiful and little- noticed moralities. Begin, but not end here. For while I ALTRUISM 26 believe all that has thus far been said much is be true that I true, I see so devote a section of this chapter to a criti Wherein do manners cism of manners. In fail to embody altruism completely?

Thousands of squalid deaths on the other side of the globe made a spec tacular newspaper item. A broken leg next door engrossed We me and called out all my had the experience and, on first reflection, have called our selves selfish brutes. But I believe that is an error. Helpful sympathy waits on and knowledge proportions itself by this resources. rather than by have all objective need. The suf China are known to us only ab in outline, and only in outline and stractly ferings of ALTRUISM 52 can our sympathies be accorded.

These give a double opportunity for sympathy. We share the feelings both of the sufferer and the humane speaker. But the emo tions that terminate in ourselves, like joy MANNERS 25 and grief, require care. On the whole, Smith thinks we may count on sympathy with our small joys and large griefs. Hap is piness something delightful to share, at becomes so great as to awaken least until it And though it is disagreeable to envy. hear of petty annoyances, which a gentle man passes lightly by, serious misfortune is so much a part of the common lot that sympathize in hearing of it and be pleased that they have in this instance escaped.

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