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


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


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


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.


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


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

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