Splinters, Vol. 15

Splinters, Vol. 15 : December, 1914 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Splinters, Vol. 15: December, 1914 Sympathy is the first sensation which leads people to generosity. In this case it binds us of Rogers Hall together more closely through our effort to help the great suffering abroad. Sympathy has its weakness as Well as its strength. Our regard for others extends more easily to our friends and kindred; but it is not as easily given to those whom we neither know nor care for personally. It is one thing to extend ready sympathy to some case brought to our notice here at home; quite another when the need seems vague and far away. Besides sympathy, a social sense or common interest is needed to further the cause of social service. In order to have our desire to help reach more than one individual case we must combine with many people having the same desire to do good. Sociability and sympathy, and with them justice, must work together before anyone can perform any true service. Sympathy is very often an instinct, an inclination, and it sometimes needs control. Justice, on the other hand, implies a capacity for reflection, and is a habit of thought that should control inclination. It is far more intellectual than is sympathy, for, if it were not for our sense of justice, we might be led astray by our sympathy. We must have intelligence to make these three, sympathy, sociability and justice, work together, and it is for this that we are being educated. We too often think of education as a process of acquiring information, but we are wrong in thinking that it is only made up of knowledge of facts; a real education should broaden our sympathies or it has little social value. Is it not evident that to be educated in the true sense we should be conscious of the ideals of sympathy, sociability and justice? About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 486 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25mm | 644g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243289006
  • 9780243289004