It seems relatively easier for the strong to be magnanimous than it is for the weak: on account of their strength, the strong have less to fear from the disadvantageous consequences of selflessness. Yet, experience tells us that the weak are more likely to be selfless than are the strong. Why? Is it their familiarity with suffering that makes the weak unafraid? Does the notion of ‘strength’ extend further than physical, mental, or financial strength, such that the ‘strong’ are really the weak, and the ‘weak’ are really the strong? Or is it that the ‘strong’ ARE (‘)strong(‘) on account of their not being magnanimous (thus making the apparent discrepancy not so surprising)? All three? None of the above?

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