November 12th, 2009

An Easy Essays of Peter Maurin: "Better and Better Off"

One of my favorite pieces of radical doggerel is the essay: Better and Better Off .  Here it is in the midst of a collection of Peter Maurin's essays.  Its about two-thirds of the way through the "page"  essay #21 by my count. I push the "page down" key thirty-six times to get to it.  The last line is:

And everybody would be
what he ought to be
if everybody tried to be
what he wants the other fellow
to be.

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