Seven Deadly Sins and Kindness

Topics: Seven deadly sins, Seven virtues, Random act of kindness Pages: 2 (558 words) Published: February 27, 2013
indness is the act or the state of being kind, being marked by good and charitable behavior, pleasant disposition, and concern for others. It is known as a virtue, and recognized as a value in many cultures and religions (see ethics in religion). Research has shown that acts of kindness does not only benefit receivers of the kind act, but also the giver, as a result of the release of neurotransmitters responsible for feelings of contentment and relaxation when such acts are committed. [1] Contents  [hide]  * 1 In philosophy * 2 In religion * 3 In psychoanalysis * 4 In literature * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 Further reading| -------------------------------------------------

[edit]In philosophy
* According to book two of Aristotle's "Rhetoric" it is one of the (see list of emotions), which is defined as being "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".[2] * Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche argued that kindness and love are the "most curative herbs and agents in human intercourse".[3] * Kindness is considered to be one of the Knightly Virtues. * According to eighteenth century Bohemian philosopher Honza z Žižkova kindness is the most important part of his practical philosophy on deceiving bureaucracy. Kindness is also thought by many to be the lost 11th of the 10 commandments. "Thou shall be merciful and kind to all creatures that roam the fruits of thy land." Peter IIV -------------------------------------------------

[edit]In religion
* It is considered to be one of the seven virtues, specifically the one of the Seven Contrary Virtues (direct opposites of the seven deadly sins) that is the direct opposite to envy.[4] * The Talmud claims that "deeds of kindness are equal in weight to all the commandments." * Paul of Tarsus characterizes love as being "patient and kind..." (I Corinthians). * It is listed as one of the...
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