Abdication of Force vs. Force for The Good

Customer felt that Non-Force could triumph over Force and so lamented that which was forceful in himself;

However, customer felt also there was a kind of force that was Good, and a kind that was Bad, and so lamented, too, that he was not forceful enough in a good way, or for good things against bad things;…

Did “The Good” need to be made stronger and more forceful? or did “The Good” require no strength and the abdication of force, pondered aloud the earnest customer?

It was proposed that “The Good” required Courage, which was a kind of force, but of a very different sort than, say, physical Strength. (Did we call this “Moral force?”)

Courage, much more forceful than physical strength, was also much harder to attain than physical strength, it was added. (We needed courage, –But for what? it was asked further…. implying that courage and moral force were attained through having knowledge — knowledge about which were the right things to fear, about which were the right things to be brave about, about whether physical force was appropriate or not, which was when things started sounding platonic to the attendant.)

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