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we are angry with those who rejoice at our misfortunes or simply keep cheerful in the midst
of our misfortunes, since this shows that they either hate us or are slighting us. Also with
those who are indifferent to the pain they give us: this is why we get angry with bringers of
bad news. And with those who listen to stories about us or keep on looking at our
weaknesses; this seems like either slighting us or hating us; for those who love us share in
all our distresses and it must distress any one to keep on looking at his own weaknesses.
Further, with those who slight us before five classes of people: namely, (1) our rivals, (2)
those whom we admire, (3) those whom we wish to admire us, (4) those for whom we feel
reverence, (5) those who feel reverence for us: if any one slights us before such persons, we
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