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Sun Mar 30, 2014, 01:34 PM

97. That's true.

And I'm in total agreement that we scatter in imaginary 'freedom' at our own peril. United we stand, after all. People tend to forget the other part. That's why I'd never make a good anarchist, even though I've known many fine ones. Freedom lies in the effective choices we make, not trying to survive as an island of one. Humans simply aren't put together that way. Although I do vastly prefer living alone, part of the reason is to give me emotional and mental space to more effectively engage the world. In my youth I indulged myself by living for long stretches on what I called the backside of the moon. There are many reasons including advancing age why that's no longer an option for me, so I try to console myself a bit by remembering that living IN civilization is also the only way to try to help improve it.

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