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Chapter 75 – Human hunger is the result of overtaxation.

Human hunger is the result of overtaxation.
For this reason,
There is hunger.
The common people are not governable because of their superiors’ actions.
For this reason,
They are not governable.
The people make light of death because of too much emphasis on the quest for life.
For this reason,
They make light of death.
Now,
Only she who acts not for the sake of life
Is wiser than those who value life highly.


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