In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.
"Most men would have no character at all if imitation were impossible. Great and small portions of agreeable character traits are daily adopted by each of us from personalities that cross our path. To live is to desire, to envy, and to strive for perfection. After two thousand years of experience, civilization seems to have developed in man only one thing: the added capacity to receive impressions."
Miller, J. M.
"Our Adopted Sensibility,"
The Angle: Vol. 1958
, Article 12.
Available at: http://fisherpub.sjfc.edu/angle/vol1958/iss1/12