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Under the feeling of injustice a paranoid trend is easily aroused in all of us, and we may misinterpret the
whole world when laboring under that feeling, just as we may, if we are correct, see the social organization
very clearly as a result. Therein is the danger of any injustice and seeming injustice, As a result condemnation
is extreme, wrongly directed and with little constructive value. We become paranoid, see wrong where there is
none and enemies in those who are friendly.
The over-trusting, over-confidential are the virtuous in excess, and their damage is usually localized to
themselves or their families. They tell their secrets to any one who politely expresses an interest, they will
hand over their fortunes to the flattering stranger, to the smooth-tongued. Sometimes they are merely
unworldly, absorbed in unworldly projects, but more often they are merely trusting fools.
Man the weak, struggling in a world whose forces are pitiless, whose fairest face hides grim disaster, has
sought to find some one, some force, he might unfailingly trust. He raises his hands to heaven; he cries,
"There is One I can trust. Though He smite me I shall have faith." CHAPTER XIV.
SEX CHARACTERS AND DOMESTICITY
Originally reproduction is a part of the function of all protoplasm; and in the primitive life-forms an individual
becomes two by the "simple process" of dividing itself into halves. Had this method continued into the higher
forms most of the trouble as well as most of the pleasure of human existence would never occur. Or had the
hermaphrodite method of combining two sexes in the one individual, so frequent in the plant world, found its
way into the higher animals, the moral struggles of man would have become simplified into that resulting
from his, struggles with similar creatures. Literature would not flourish, the drama would never have been
heard of, dancing and singing would not need the attention of the uplifter, dress would be a method of keeping
warm, and life would be sane enough but without the delicious joys of sex-love.
Why are there two...
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 110 taught by Professor Kannan during the Spring '11 term at Anna University Chennai - Regional Office, Coimbatore.
- Spring '11