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Unformatted text preview: life. By becoming used to these essentials of life, he or she could also discover the house of treasure that the maxim mentions. This maxim acts as a rule of conduct or a fundamental principle by advising a person on what he or she could do to achieve greater happiness through self-sufficiency. Besides giving a person advice on why it is wise to live their lives being self-sufficient, the maxim also explains how it will, in effect, make a person generous and satisfied in life. I agree that when a person knows what is enough for himself then it is easier to be generous but I disagree that he will feel wealthy if he had a little more than what is ample....
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