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– those who don’t have access to running water, who have to ration their use, who treasure every single drop, would pay ten times more than those who can turn on the tap 24/7

– those who live next to electric dam or who were displaced by its construction would be the last to get electricity.

– those who would never kill stray animals, who observe strict vegetarianism, would still kill other human beings, people of other religions.

– those who are so devout that they would wage a war to triumph their religious conviction would blow up themselves and others during the holy month.

– like to think of myself as anti-materialist (very indicative of how i am such a product of my liberal education) and yet still want to have enough money to satisfy all my “hobbies”: good food, travel, etc.

– want to work for the community but always ignore others’ opinions; those that are not close to me, i don’t care much what they think, and those that are close, well, i don’t care either, because however they may find me, in the end, we would still be understanding and true to one another.

– always accumulate for themselves, live selfishly and yet, always live in the fear of rumors and yield to others’ judgment.

– go to temples and pray to the Buddha; Buddha teaches – at least this is what i think – not to be self-absorbed, not to avoid hardship in life, and to be detached from all wants, and yet they only pray for more wealth and more success

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