[LMB] idle thought
rsuitor at gmail.com
Mon Oct 27 01:31:59 GMT 2008
On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 5:05 PM, Lois McMaster Bujold
<lbujold at myinfmail.com> wrote:
> So maybe two to four people out of a hundred are outright
> But what lies on the *opposite* end of the behavior/perception bell
> curve that is capped by the sociopaths?
There was a movie, "Good Sam"
many years ago, in which the protagonist was so moved to help others
that some of his family responsibilities were neglected. It was
intended as a comedy, but surely we see cases where someone's
awareness of the needs of others depletes the "normal" expectation of
response to the needs of dependents.
Don't know if that has a name. In practical cases, I suspect the
spouse has recognized this property and signed on. Can be hard on the
children, I suppose, who don't have the opportunity to opt in.
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