Generally speaking, you’re free until you’re about four years old. And then five arrives, then you go to grammar school and then you start becoming demented and solved and orientated and shoved into areas. You lose what individualism you have. If you have enough, of course, you retain some of it. But most don’t have enough so you become watchers of game shows, you know, and things like that. Then you work the eight-hour job with almost a feeling of goodness. Like you’re doing something. You get married, like marriage is a victory, and you have children, like children is a victory. But most things most people do are a total grind: marriage, birth, children. It’s something they have to do because there’s nothing else to do. There’s no glory in it, there’s no steam, there’s no fire. It’s very, very, flat. And the Earth is full of them.
Sorry, but that’s the way I see it.Charles Bukowski
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