My passionate sense of social justice and social responsibility has always contrasted oddly with my pronounced lack of need for direct contact with other human beings and human communities. I am truly a 'lone traveler' and have never belonged to my country, my home, my friends, or even my immediate family, with my whole heart; in the face of all these ties, I have never lost a sense of distance and a need for solitude..."My political ideal is democracy. Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized. It is an irony of fate that I myself have been the recipient of excessive admiration and reverence from my fellow-beings, through no fault, and no merit, of my own. The cause of this may well be the desire, unattainable for many, to understand the few ideas to which I have with my feeble powers attained through ceaseless struggle. I am quite aware that for any organization to reach its goals, one man must do the thinking and directing and generally bear the responsibility. But the led must not be coerced, they must be able to choose their leader. In my opinion, an autocratic system of coercion soon degenerates; force attracts men of low morality... The really valuable thing in the pageant of human life seems to me not the political state, but the creative, sentient individual, the personality; it alone creates the noble and the sublime, while the herd as such remains dull in thought and dull in feeling."This topic brings me to that worst outcrop of herd life, the military system, which I abhor... This plague-spot of civilization ought to be abolished with all possible speed. Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them!"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvelsd
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Less than 1% of the water supply on earth can be used as drinking water.By the time a person feels thirsty, his or her body has lost over 1 percent of its total water amount.About 25,700 litres (6,800 gallons) of water is required to grow a day's food for a family of four.A child dies every 8 seconds from water-related disease.Groundwater can take a human lifetime just to traverse a mile.A person can live about a month without food, but only about a week without water. If a human does not absorb enough water dehydration is the result.Most of the earth's surface water is permanently frozen or salty.If all the world's water were fit into a gallon jug, the fresh water available for us to use would equal only about one tablespoonWhen water contains a lot of calcium and magnesium, it is called hard water. Hard water is not suited for all purposes water is normally used for.An acre of corn will give off 15,000 litres (4,000 gallons) of water per day in evaporation.A small drip from a faucet can waste as much as 75 litres of water a day.Of all the water on earth, only 2.5% is fresh water. Fresh water is either groundwater (0,5%), or readily accessible water in lakes, streams, rivers, etc. (0,01%).