“But men labor under a mistake.
The better part of the man is soon ploughed into the soil for compost.
By a seeming fate, commonly called necessity, they are employed,
as it says in the old book, laying up treasures
which moth and rust will corrupt and thieves break through and steal.
It is a fool’s life, as they will find when they get to the end of it,
if not before.”
–Henry David Thoreau, Walden, 1854
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