Epicurus Quote

“A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs.”

~ Epicurus

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kimo, anon
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    kimo, anon    8/4/10

    He who travels light travels faster.....

    Mike, Norwalk

    Especially in a One World Order (where mobs, monarchs, individuals, etc. all genuflect to their One World despot masters) that has absolute ownership and control of property (allowing only titled possession to a select class of its patrons), money, food, clothing and medicine.

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    Anonymous    8/4/10

    a famous Greek Philosopher strikes again.

    E Archer, NYC

    Interesting take, rather than the usual 'we are possessed by our possessions.'

    GunnyCee, Durham

    When you think about it, this observation has a lot of truth to it. In today's world even the wealthiest aren't as free as the homeless person who posseses only what he can carry and can move about as freely as the animals in the forest. They pay no taxes, no insurance, no mortgages, no licence fees (although our town did manage to squeeze them for "panhadler's" licences." But pure freedom has it's drawbacks too. We cannot live completely free of familial and financial obligations unless we want to live like animals. That life is not for everyone.


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