In this section of the Enquiry

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In this section of the  Enquiry ,   Hume examines still further the way in which moral sentiments are  influenced by one's observation of qualities found in the lives of other people. For example,  indolence, negligence, carelessness, credulity, fickleness,  and similar qualities are not regarded as  praiseworthy even though they may give immediate satisfaction and pleasure to the persons who  possess them. The fact that these qualities are detrimental to the best interests of these persons by  making them less capable of carrying on business transactions and performing other useful activities  is something that gives to the observer a sentiment of disapproval and a feeling of uneasiness. It is  from feelings of this type that one derives a sense of obligation or duty to avoid the development of  these same qualities within himself. The qualities which have been mentioned are not absolutely bad in the sense that no amount of 
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