Turncoat said:Spatial Mind said:The greater our consciousness the more kind we'll be.
How does this account for the ones who know how to fake the game, like the mock pleasantries type who follow 'please and thank you' more as a rule than a mindset?
Why would it account for them ?
In any case there's nothing wrong with being polite and while they, as you say, fake the game, it's still considerate in the heat of the moment, and it'll work out just fine.
Kindness is without a doubt associated with high intelligence along with the six other attributes mentioned here.
I'd argue otherwise, as what is kindness if every other trait is lacking? A charitable fool, an easy mark.
If every other trait is lacking ? lol. Why does it mean all of a sudden other traits are lacking if someone is kind ?
It may come as a surprise to you, but it's not a bright idea to be unkind to strangers, business associates, friends, family, children, criminals, and every type of human being you can think of. And no being kind doesn't default the subject to a charitable fool.
They need the more classical form of intelligence on top of it if they hope to do anything with said kindness, and I'd argue much good could be done in the world without it as a virtue, as long as it's still in the name of progress or stability. Lawful inclinations in such cases can accomplish far more than good, as those bonds inherently pave the means for teamwork regardless of personal creed.
A world without kindness ? You find that more intelligent ? You'd be damned to be among such a civilization.
From the day we're born, we are to be taken care of for years. When children have it rough under their development, they end up with life long mental issues.
If the human condition lacked any sense of kindness, we wouldn't have made it this far. We simply wouldn't co-operate and mass produce any goods.
Understanding this I know it goes for all animals as well and I'd intuitively argue, any pet who lives kindly would've scored more prizes in it's lifetime by it's adoptee, as opposed to a rowdy misbehaved pet who get's more timeouts, while prone to abandonment.
I dunno, I tend to see the clever rebel as having a bit more going on upstairs than a lovable oaf.
You really don't know.
There are reasons why we don't typically keep certain animals as pets, and that mainly has to do with us having to bend backward or pay the actual price of keeping such an animal. Your clever rebel would find it's way to your food supply while you sleep, make messes, defile the home etc.
But no, I'm not talking about some dopey creature as you'd assume, though a lovable oaf could be more intelligent than you'd give credit for.