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So when Four is listing out these traits he admires, they just don't seem applicable in his society. Sure, some are large assets in a revolutionary setting - bravery of course, and brains - but honesty and kindness will be lost in warfare. His ideals appear to be stationed in the society he wants to live in, rather than the one he's at in the moment. This may be a foreshadow to the future of the series. Here is are traits that apply not to this moment, but rather to a moment that has yet to exist.
striving for, even if life can be tricky so often.
It's like a Southerner pre-Civil War who campaigns for abolition. It's idealistic, yeah, and morally correct - we see that now - but it's not a realistic position to be in.
His desire may be great and he may possess these qualities in mind and heart but practically he has to belong to only one faction.
His possession of these qualities would however be more than useful after the faction system is abolished.