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Life Without Principle

By Thoreau, H. D.

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Title: Life Without Principle  
Author: Thoreau, H. D.
Language: English
Subject: Sacred Texts, Philosophy, Spinoza
Collections: Sacred Texts
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Publisher: Internet Sacred Text Archive (ISTA)


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Description: Life Without Principle is an essay by Henry David Thoreau that gives his program for right livelihood. -Don't cheat people by conspiring with them to protect their comfort zones. -Don't make religions and other such institutions the sort of intellectual comfort zone that prevents you from entertaining ideas that aren't to be found there. -Don't cheat yourself by working primarily for a paycheck. If what you do with your life free-of-charge is so worthless to you that you'd be convinced to do something else in exchange for a little money or fame, you need better hobbies. -Furthermore, don't hire someone who's only in it for the money. -Sustain yourself by the life you live, not by exchanging your life for money and living off of that. -It is a shame to be living off of an inheritance, charity, a government pension, or to gamble your way to prosperity - either through a lottery or by such means as prospecting for gold. -Remember that what is valuable about a thing is not the same as how much money it will fetch on the market.


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