“A man’s better if he can do without at times.”
said by Wilson in Norman Mailers the NAKED and the DEAD,
page 93, 50th anniversary edition
I wonder what it is man could do with out to be better. Of course, the firsthing that always comes to mind is material possession. The more you have the more time it takes to keep up with what you have. What about feelings, the broaderange of emotions, the higher the valleys and deeper the peaks. The more you see, the less you know. Knowledge, wisdom, alwaysought, never achieved, only admired in others. What about religion and spirituality, is your faith within or without. Doing without means more dogmaticontrol. Doing within requires directed reflection.