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frequent among these who either through choice or necessity are to remain continent.
9. The anhedonic or exhausted. Found in the sensualists and often reacted to by the formation of religious and
ethical codes, which eliminate sex,--Tolstoy, the hermits, certain Russian sects, etc.
There is under-inhibition of a good kind. There are generous-hearted people always ready to give of
themselves to anything or anybody that needs help. Often "fooled" by the unworthy, they resolve to be calm,
judicial and selfish, and then,--their generous social natures over-ride caution, and again they plunge into
kindness and philanthropy.
F. L. is one of these. As child, boy and young man he was free-hearted to an extraordinary degree.
Ragamuffin, stray dog or cat, tramp, down and outer of every kind or description, these enlisted his sympathy
and help despite the expostulation and remonstrance of a series of conventional good people, his mother and
father, his best friends and his outraged wife. The latter never knew, she used to say, what he would bring
home for dinner. "He always forgot to bring home the steak, but he never forgot to lug along some derelict."
More than once he was robbed, often he was imposed upon. Once he met an interesting vagabond who spoke
several languages, quoted the Bible with ease and accuracy, and so fired the heart of our simple man that he
bought him clothes and brought him home to stay. His wife threw up her hands in despair. "But, my dear,"
said F. L., "he's a scholar who has fallen on evil days." "Ah," she answered, "I fear it will be an evil day for us
when you took him home." She had a good chance to say, "I told you so," when the rogue eloped with the best
of their silver.
Not only is F. L. impulsive and uninhibited in his generosity, but his "pitch in and help" quality is about as
well manifested in other matters. If he sees a man or bo...
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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