Because of Man’s Moral and Intellectual Agency, Need and Want are Corollaries

It is impossible to separate need from desire. That is, it is impossible to separate one’s needs from one’s idea of how these needs can be most satisfyingly met for oneself. Thus, to strip a man of the freedom to act as he so desires in pursuit of his own needs (i.e. to live his life as he sees fit according to his own existential reference) is to in fact make it impossible for his needs to be met…because “he”, the individual, has been removed from the equation. If a man may not choose his food, his shelter, his clothing, then these things must become death to him. They are a mark of his oppression, not the givers of life or vitality; they are a festoon of the tyranny which murders him.


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