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Unformatted text preview: gates, he said, 'Why do you cover your faces? Is it lest some of
these spectators should see you to - morrow? '
So much for Shame; to understand Shamelessness, we need only consider the converse
cases, and plainly we shall have all we need.
To take Kindness next: the definition of it will show us towards whom it is felt, why, and in
what frames of mind. Kindness- under the influence of which a man is said to 'be kind' may
be defined as helpfulness towards some one in need, not in return for anything, nor for the
advantage of the helper himself, but for that of the person helped. Kindness is great if shown
to one who is in great need, or who needs what is important and hard to get, or who needs it
at an important and difficult crisis; or if the helper is the only, the first, or the chief person to
give the help. Natural cravings constitute such needs; and in particular cravings,
accompanied by pain, for what is not being attained. The appetites are cravings for this kind:
sexual desire, for instance, and those which arise during bodily injuries and in dangers; for
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