POTD: Motivation

Ajo, Arizona

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My personal feeling is that there are already way too many people in this country to be optimal for the kind of person that I am and the lifestyle I prefer to live. At the same time I am well aware of the chance privilege that I possess simply by virtue of being born in a place as spacious as this country with a political and economic system that, no matter how flawed (and it is very flawed), has provided me with the opportunity to live the life I want to live with just a bit of effort on my part. So what kind of person would I be if I supported punishing anybody whose situation is so hopeless and desperate that they risk their lives to try and gain access to the same opportunities I’ve enjoyed just by chance of birth?

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