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How the Other Half Lives (1890)
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Long ago,... it was said that 'one half of the world does not know how the other half lives.'... It did not know because it did not care... until some flagrant outrage on decency and the health of the community aroused it to noisy but ephemeral indignation.
In self-defence, you know, all life eventually accommodates itself to its environment, and human life is no exception.
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Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?
May 3, 1849
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