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“You will never amount to anything!”
What does that even mean?
That I will never amass untold riches?
Am I a beast that is to labor unto death?
I pray not!
Shall I strive and strain my days, fretting bills, earning my keep, working to pay off what I cannot?
And if free, free for what, to do what and why?
Can a prisoner ever be truly free?
Are we nothing more than economic cogs in the cosmic machine?
Is there no in-between?
Does the end sanctify the means?
What is gained by hard digging is usually retained; and what is gained easily usually goes quickly.
But I guess we knew the cost.
Created by Michael Paine