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A Stream of Conciousness    (Continued)

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I’m not even sure why we wear a uniform. It seems to me like just one other convention that we follow because it’s there and we don’t feel like asking why. But maybe I’m being a little too theoretical and dramatic. (I tend to do that a lot.) Maybe a better example would be that short story we read in 6th grade titled The Lottery, which tells the story of a bunch of villagers who congregate once a year to pick one person in their town to stone to death. The state of the human experience seems to be so plagued by useless, hopeless traditions that cause us to destroy each other. How can humanity progress, both spiritually and intellectually, if we make no effort to challenge the institutions that bind us-

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