138 9 to help understand what taylor is suggesting

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Unformatted text preview: Taylor presses us to consider, are human lives so different, objectively considered? Perhaps not: The life of the world thus presents itself to our eyes as a vast machine, feeding on itself, running on and on forever to nothing. And we are part of that life. To be sure, we are not just the same, but the differences are not so great as we might like to think. […] We toil after goals, most them—indeed every single one of them—of transitory significance and, having gained one of them, we immediately set forth for the next, as if that one had never been, with this next one being essentially more of the same. Look at a busy street any day, and observe the throng going hither and thither. To what? Some office or shop, where the sam...
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