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The Question (ID Number 517)...

    You say there is no one right way for people to live. I wonder if you can clarify for me what you mean by "right way."

    ...and the response:

    If I were to say "There IS one right way to live," then of course I'd have to explain what I mean by "right way." But all I've said is that NO such way exists. If a zoologist tells you there's no such thing as a unicorn, and you ask him what a unicorn is, he'll say, "How can I know what a nonexistent animal is? It's a figment of the imagination, and if you want to know what it is, you'll have to ask the people who imagined it. All I know is that it doesn't exist." The same is true of the one right way for people to live: all I know is that there is no such thing. It's a figment of the imagination, and if you want to know what it is, you'll have to ask the people who imagined it.


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