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Unformatted text preview: Situations of this kind are not uncommon. A person engaged in business may learn that his chief competitor has been stricken with a fatal illness or has become the victim of some horrible accident. If he is a person who reacts in a normal manner, he will experience a genuine sense of sorrow for the man who has suffered the misfortune. His sorrow will not have been brought about because of any harm to his own private interests but will be due to the fact that as a human being, he is naturally sympathetic toward others. Again it is perfectly normal for a person to rejoice over the good fortune of others even though it may have been brought about at the expense of what one may have desired for himself. Prolonged solitude does not bring enjoyment to an individual. To be happy, one must share his experiences with others. No normal person can be in a cheerful mood so long as those who are experiences with others....
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at University of Houston.
- Fall '11