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Great Minds Don’t Think Alike

Rousseau's Dog

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The Courtier and the Heretic

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It should be acknowledged as a universal truth that if one person helps another, the latter will forever resent the former, because it is uncomfortable to be in moral debt. The only way to avoid this outcome is for help to be recompensed, either by a return of favours or – better far – by an undertaking from the helpee to find an opportunity to help someone else in future, thus passing onward the good deed.

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