Kindness becomes most meaningful, particularly when warranted, against a general background of firmness sand strictness
Kindness becomes most meaningful, of course, particularly when warranted, against a general background of firmness sand strictness, against which it can then be understood as the gift it is. Constant and universal kindness degenerates swiftly into permissiveness and then indulgence. It is subversive of discipline and order. The child, for example, who is not raised with firmness but with a misguided “kindness,” not in its own long-term best interest, grows into the conceited, spoiled, selfish, obnoxious, irresponsible, self-complacent, degenerate adult, the demanding, petulant adult, still basically a child, impatient of delay, seeking only its own gratification, quick to manipulate moral rhetorics to achieve its own ends, willing to profit from the pain and sacrifice of others, contributing nothing itself, and generally insensitive of duty and honor.
Mercenaries of Gor, p. 559