Precis : Lemonade from Lemons

No man is born in paradise. We are born for toil. The question is how
can a man construct a life in which they achieve their highest
considered state despite this precondition. Because human beings are
descents from Adam, Eve, the original sin, Iblis, etc, we are not born
into the perfect world. We must spend life working and obtaining the
goal of a good existence. I think Rousseau understands the origin
story of flawed beginnings in the retelling of his parent's story. He
embellishes his parent's imperfect situation and how that condition
couldn't keep him down. "I mean to present my fellow-mortals with a
man in all the integrity of nature; and this man shall be myself"
(Rousseau; p.7).

post by Charlie Gardner

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