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Unformatted text preview: is felt - they are those mentioned, and others like him. As for the people who feel
it; we feel it if we do ourselves deserve the greatest possible goods and moreover have them,
for it is an injustice that those who are not our equals should have been held to deserve as
much as we have. Or, secondly, we feel it if we are really good and honest people; our
judgement is then sound, and we loathe any kind of injustice. Also if we are ambitious and
eager to gain particular ends, especially if we are ambitious for what others are getting
without deserving to get it. And, generally, if we think that we ourselves deserve a thing and
that others do not, we are disposed to be indignant with those others so far as that thing is
concerned. Hence servile, worthless, unambitious persons are not inclined to Indignation,
since there is nothing they can believe themselves to deserve.
From all this it is plain what sort of men those are at whose misfortunes, distresses, or
failures we ought to feel pleased, or at least not pained: by considering the...
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