The Social Media bushido code: Benevolence
The next virtue is benevolence. First, Benevolence or Jin can be strongly linked to rectitude and courage, two of the previous virtues discussed. Benevolence is a mix of “right thinking” and courageous behavior.
From a trained samurai point of view, Benevolence is possibly one of the least likely virtues one might expect from them. But as part of the ying & yang equilibrium, one must be cautious to no becoming too compassionate or tender as Inazo Nitobe “Love, affection for others, sympathy and nobility of feeling were regarded as the highest attributes of the soul.”
While working in digital marketing, we spent a lot of time in training & learning thus as a Samurai. In the end, we possess a formidable knowledge in the field. This gained knowledge must be used for the good of all.It’s also posses compassion which can also help people in every opportunity. If an opportunity does not arise, look for one.
We can say in summary that doing good is so much more powerful when the ability to harm at will is present. For me, the sense the true sense of benevolence is an act of the mighty as opposed to the weak.