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The central role played by the need for the necessities of life


                                                                  

   When I was a boy I took the necessities of life --- food, 
   shelter, and clothing --- for granted.  It was just there --- a 
   given.  As to how it got there, I hardly gave a thought.  I 
   only knew, in a nebulous way, that it was there by way of 
   Mother and Father.  I was not much interested in such practical 
   aspects of existence as that.  I was an idealist, a dreamer; my 
   mind was in the clouds.  Practical matters were uninteresting 
   and depressing.  How little I realized the central role that 
   the need for the necessities (food, shelter and clothing) plays 
   in the lives of all humanity --- how it forces them into 
   lifetimes of slavery to jobs they hate; forces them into doing 
   many things they don't want to do; forces them into lives of 
   moral prostitution, spiritual sell-out and slavery (for to hold 
   onto a job people will prostitute themselves in many ways). 


   Feb 1990
                                                                 

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