Leviathan - Study Guide Part 1 Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Hobbes discusses people's option to live in misery or happiness. People are all created biologically equal, though some may be stronger or smarter than others. People are all born with the same mental ability to learn. With time, everyone is able to know what everyone else knows, especially if everyone dedicates themselves to learning about everything which can be known. People also have something called equality of hope and desire which can be dangerous and create enemies, as stated previously, when it comes to competition. All people can experience the need for competition, harmful shyness, and vain glory which can lead them to lives full of happiness and misery.

The commonwealth has an important responsibility to check these behaviors by putting power limits on subjects of the nation. This limits the amount of competition and lowers the vain glory a person has while...

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