For the individual, too, life is hard to bear, just as it is for mankind in general. The civilization in which he participates imposes some amount of privation on him, and other men bring him a measure of suffering, either in spite of the precepts of his civilization or because of its imperfections.
Men are hirelings. For each one who acts like a master,
there are others who are bursting with conceit. And the
ones who don’t kowtow to anything are in jail or underground.
Jail and death for some people means bootlicking
for all the rest . . .