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"It is our suffering that brings us together"

"It is our suffering that brings us together. It is not love. Love does not obey the mind, and turns to hate when forced. The bond that binds us is beyond choice. We are brothers. We are brothers in what we share. In pain, which each of us must suffer alone, in hunger, in poverty, in hope, we know our brotherhood. We know it, because we have had to learn it. We know that there is no help for us if we do not reach out our hand. And the hand that you reach out is empty, as mine is. You have nothing. You possess nothing. You own nothing. You are free. All you have is what you are, and what you give... We have nothing but our freedom. I have nothing to give you but your own freedom. I have no law but the single principle of mutual aid between individuals. I have no government but the single principle of free association... If it is the future you seek, then I tell you that you must come to it You cannot buy the Revolution. You cannot make the Revolution. You can only be the Revolution. It is in your spirit or it is nowhere."

Ursula Le Guin, The Dispossessed

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