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Daemon
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We are so bound together that no man can labor for himself alone. Each blow he strikes in his own behalf helps to mold the universe.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)
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Daemon wrote:
We are so bound together that no man can labor for himself alone. Each blow he strikes in his own behalf helps to mold the universe.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)


Yeah. I’m not sure about the universe. But when related to planet Earth, yes, we either build it up or tear it down. Together.
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Daemon wrote:
We are so bound together that no man can labor for himself alone. Each blow he strikes in his own behalf helps to mold the universe.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)


No man is an island unto himself.
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"We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders."

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Context from:The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow

Page 34

Of course they are seeking their reward. Man is not given that godlike unselfishness that thinks only of others'good. But in working for themselves they are working for us all. We are so bound together that no man can labor for himself alone. Each blow he strikes in his own behalf helps to mold the universe. The stream in struggling onward turns the mill-wheel; the coral insect, fashioning its tiny cell, joins continents to one another; and the ambitious man building a pedestal for himself leaves a monument to posterity.
Alexander and Caesar fought for their own ends, but in doing so, they built a belt of civilization half round the world. Stephenson, to win a fortune, invented the steam engine. And Shakespeare wrote his plays in order to keep a comfortable home for Mrs. Shakespeare and the little Shakespeare.

Contented and unambitious people are all very well in their way. They form a neat, useful background for great portraits to be painted against and they make a respectable, if not particularly intelligent audience for the active spirits of the age to play before. I have not a word to say against contented people so long as they keep quiet. But do not, for goodness, sake, let them go strutting they are the dead heads the drones in the great hives, the street crowds that lounge about, gaping at those who are working. And let them not imagine either as they are also fond of doing that they are very wise and philosophical and that it is a very artful thing to be contented. It may be true that a contented mind is happy anywhere, but so is a Jerusalem pony, and consequence is that both are put anywhere and are treated anyhow.

Read more:https://books.google.com.br/books?id=4fBcDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA35&lpg=PA35&dq=We+are+so+bound+together+that+no+man+can+labor+for+himself+alone.+Each+blow+he+strikes+in+his+own+behalf+helps+to+mold+the+universe.&source=bl&ots=8-_SohDSUK&sig=ACfU3U34OKwfCdoTyz7Kj5LiHf-O0RZaBg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi1-
Ajike Omooba
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In other words, no man is an island! No one is really self-made.
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