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Thoughts on ownership

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What were Thoreau's thoughts on the ownership of material possessions?

A

Man only needs food and water, everything else is the demise of our society

B

Most luxuries and comforts are what separate us from animals. The materialism is what makes us human.

C

If a man will work for the goods he seeks and break a sweat to satisfy the urge to acquire the goods, then let him do as he sees best fit.

D

As long as materialistic items don’t dominate the thoughts of the one seeking to acquire the luxuries, then a luxury is a luxury.

E

Anything beyond basic necessities of life is an obstacle, rather than an advantage.