Dispositions to charity: masters, slaves, and free men

I have a theory that these three types of people can be distinguished as follows.

You give them charity
Master: hates you for it
Slave: hates you for it
Free man: loves you for it

They give you charity
Master: hates you for it
Slave: loves you for it
Free man: loves you for it

So a person’s disposition on these axes can easily be sensed by socially smart people over many interactions.

Rather than being strict categories, I think we should view these as relatively strong or weak appetites (drives) that exist within everyone. Everyone likes power (more or less), everyone likes to follow a magnetic personality (more or less), and everyone likes freedom (more or less). However, the differences are large enough in most cases that categories are still effective descriptions.

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4 Responses to Dispositions to charity: masters, slaves, and free men

  1. Koanic says:

    Too ugly to bear close examination.

    r delenda est.

  2. Santoculto says:

    Very synthetic categorization. I like it.

    I have some categorizations of mine.
    -worker — slaves
    -manipulator — masters
    -observer — freemen

    -predator — masters type 1
    -selfish — slaves
    -parasitic — masters type 2
    -mutualistic — freemen — based on evolutionary/moral strategies

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