SolitaryRoad.com

Website owner:  James Miller


[ Home ] [ Up ] [ Info ] [ Mail ]

The most basic, most important, underlying fact of life




   The most basic, most important, underlying fact of life for 
   most people everywhere (no matter what country or part of the 
   world they live in): the need to make a living, the need for 
   money, the necessity of somehow acquiring the essentials of 
   food, shelter and clothing.  The necessity of making a living, 
   of somehow acquiring the essentials of life, shapes and defines 
   life for most people the world over.  It determines where they 
   live, the conditions under which they live, and a great many 
   other details of their lives.  It often determines whether they 
   live in the country or city (people go where the jobs are).  
   Where they live determines the environment in which their 
   children grow up.  The particular job that they find for 
   supporting themselves determines how they spend a large portion 
   of their time each day (a daily routine), how well their 
   individual talents, abilities and strengths are utilized in 
   this life, the degree of personal fulfillment they get from 
   life, etc.  The need to eat, to have income, makes people do 
   many things that they may not like to do.  It makes people 
   spend hours creeping to and from work in slow-moving rush hour 
   traffic; it makes thieves of some people, prostitutes of others 
   (in more than one sense of the word).  It makes people cheat, 
   harm, hurt, and even kill others.  It does all kinds of things 
   to people. 


   Sept 1991


[ Home ] [ Up ] [ Info ] [ Mail ]