By Agatha Christie
Whilst a loathsome vacationer is murdered in complete view of her fellow sightseers, Poirot doesn't query who did it, yet relatively, who wouldn't have?
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I happen to believe that the maxim quoted is correct. I believe that discipline is very important for the young child and that the absence of it at that crucial age may have a very bad effect on psychical stability in later years. The human emotional complex needs to be confronted even at three years of age with a life that has a definite form and insistent pattern. One needs something to bite on that is real. In the nature of things a young child's life can have no natural MORALS AND MANNERS 45 pattern forced on it by the structure of what he confronts.
An example of that principle is as follows. If (somehow) it is known that there are only three colours in the world, say blue, red and yellow, and that everything in the world is coloured, and someone feels an object without seeing it, he may say that there is a one-third chance of its being blue. That would be quite illegitimate. The use of such a principle has been shown to lead to fallacies and contradictions. The spectator does not know the proportion of these colours in the universe nor the proportion in his vicinity nor what arrangement they have in his vicinity.
Murder is to be condemned both by the principles of 50 SOCIOLOGY, MORALS AND MYSTERY general altruism and by morality. One could hardly do anything more anti-altruistic than terminating for ever a source of feeling in the form of a person destined to carry through time a net balance of happiness. It is also important- this is the moral side - that people should be trained by tradition and the suasion of moral mentors to view murder with great abhorrence, so that, when provocation reaches boilingpoint, they should be restrained, not only by the danger of punishment, but also by emotional abhorrence; otherwise murders would be more frequent and ordinary people would go about in greater fear of their lives.