On the slave

Better a slave remain a slave than he be permitted to learn of those things enjoyed by the privileged. Better he be left without reason than for him to realize the deplorability of his state and then yearn for greater purpose, for an engagement of the mind beyond such banal matters as cleaning the floor or fetching groceries. If there is no way for the slave to escape his fortune, his demise within the walls of harsh authority, then it is better that he remains just as he is; ignorant to everything, having learnt nothing, wishes for nothing, and only treat his slavery as an inevitable facet of life. Of course, I am here not referring to a slave.

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