The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy:|
refrain from saying, especially because in the word "comrade" he
felt Maslennikoff's condescension towards him, i.e., while
Maslennikoff was filling this position, morally most dirty and
shameful, he still thought himself a very important man, and
wished, if not exactly to flatter Nekhludoff, at least to show
that he was not too proud to call him comrade.
NEKHLUDOFF'S THIRD INTERVIEW WITH MASLOVA IN PRISON.
One of the most widespread superstitions is that every man has
his own special, definite qualities; that a man is kind, cruel,
wise, stupid, energetic, apathetic, etc. Men are not like that.