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Unformatted text preview: ppetite is active both in danger and in pain. Hence those who stand by us in poverty or in
banishment, even if they do not help us much, are yet really kind to us, because our need is
great and the occasion pressing; for instance, the man who gave the mat in the Lyceum. The
helpfulness must therefore meet, preferably, just this kind of need; and failing just this kind,
some other kind as great or greater. We now see to whom, why, and under what conditions
kindness is shown; and these facts must form the basis of our arguments. We must show that
the persons helped are, or have been, in such pain and need as has been described, and that
their helpers gave, or are giving, the kind of help described, in the kind of need described.
We can also see how to eliminate the idea of kindness and make our opponents appear
unkind: we may maintain that they are being or have been helpful simply to promote their
own interest - this, as has been stated, is not kindness; or that their action was accidental, or
was forced upon them; or that they were not doing a favou...
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