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We tried not to understand what the Teachers taught, but we always understood it before the Teachers had spoken. This society is so lacking in knowledge of nutrition, medicine and science that the life expectancy has shrunk back into the early 40s.

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In the ruins of the tunnel, he finds a glass box with wires that gives off light when he passes electricity through it. But those times were evil. We tried to forget our lessons, but we always remembered. We remember the Home of Infants where we lived till we were five years old, together with all the children of the City who had been born in the same year. Great Truth the belief that human beings are not individuals but mere fragments of the whole. Player FM is scanning the web for high-quality podcast content right now. We knew suddenly that this place was left from the Unmentionable Times. Initially, Rand planned on publishing Anthem as a magazine story or serial, but her agent encouraged her to publish it as a book. We were guilty and we confess it here: we were guilty of the great Transgression of Preference. We had been a good Street Sweeper and like all our brother Street Sweepers, save for our cursed wish to know. We wished to know about all the things which make the earth around us.

The Teachers told us so, and they frowned when they looked upon us. Thus we lived each day of four years, until two springs ago when our crime happened.

It is empty save for trees and weeds.

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He only misses the Golden One. But we wished not to be a Leader, even though it is a great honor. And it seems to us that our spirit is clear as a lake troubled by no eyes save those of the sun.

We know not why our curse makes us seek we know not what, ever and ever. It's also a great way to discover new podcasts.

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It was evil and we dared not face our brothers in the morning. But we wish no end to our quest. He decides to take his discovery to the World Council of Scholars; he thinks such a great gift to mankind will outweigh his transgressions and lead to him being made a Scholar. He believes he has a "curse" that makes him learn quickly and ask many questions. We are defying the will of our Councils. Anti-communist journalist Malcolm Muggeridge gave a mixed review in The Daily Telegraph , saying it had appeal, but its dystopia was not believable. Manuscripts are precious, for our brothers in the Home of the Clerks spend one year to copy one single script in their clear handwriting. He was surprised to see the similarities when he rediscovered Rand's story, but said overall the two books are very different. Individualism disposed of in favor of collective will. We exist through, by and for our brothers who are the State. We, Equality , were not happy in those years in the Home of the Students. He is whipped and held in the Palace of Corrective Detention. We stole the candle from the larder of the Home of the Street Sweepers. Equality represents a danger to them for he has the brainpower to question the moral rectitude of their regime — and the courage to stand by his convictions, even though his life is in danger.

For the Council of Vocations knows in its great wisdom where you are needed by your brother men, better than you can know it in your unworthy little minds.

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Anthem (Rand)/Chapter 1