“I think I could turn and live with the animals, 
they are so placid and self contained; 
I stand and look at them long and long. 
They do not sweat and whine about their condition; 
They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins; 
They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God; 
Not one is dissatisfied-not one is demented with the mania of owning things; 
Not one kneels to another, nor his kind that lived thousands of years ago; 
Not one is responsible or industrious over the whole earth.” 

 ― Walt Whitman

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