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Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life, are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.

What is the purpose of the phrase "positive hindrances" in the this quote?

A

Demonstrate that easy living produces ineffective citizens

B

Emphasize a condition which occurs only in nature

C

Negate a belief that was widely held among his contemporaries

D

Highlight the idea that some comforts can produce undesired results

E

Contrast the thoughts of ancient philosophers that are shared in the following lines

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