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Unformatted text preview: The Golden One understands at some wordless level that human beings must conduct life in accordance with their own judgment, and that life's meaning lies in the attainment of personal values. She loves Equality 7-2521 and everything he stands for, regardless of what her brothers and sisters believe. If she is to be happy, then she must be true in action to her convictions. In the heroine's character, as well as the hero's, the author shows that the meaning of life lies in values that are personal , not social , in things and goals that are uniquely and distinctively one's own. Love is one such value. Because human beings are denied individuality in this society, they know no love. The state understands that love is preference , the valuing of one individual over all others. To stamp out individuality, the collectivist authorities must forbid love, which is why procreation is...
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