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READING #7Death is not necessarily a failure of energy on the
part of the Life Force. People with no xx1xx try
to make things which will last forever, and even want to live forever themselves.
But the xx2xx man knows very well that it is a waste
of labor to make a machine that will last ten years, because it will probably
be superseded in half that time by an improved machine xx3xx
the same purpose. He also knows that if somebody were to convince us that our
dream of personal immortality is no dream but a hard xx4xx,
such a shriek of despair would go up xx5xx the human
race as no other conceivable horror could provoke. We xx6xx
voluntarily, knowing that it is time for us to be scrapped, to be remanufactured.
We must all be born again, and yet again and again. No man is willing to make
a serious effort to keep alive. The xx7xx he sees
death approach, he gets into bed and sends for a doctor. He knows very xx8xx
at the back of his conscience that he is rather a poor job and xx9xx
be remanufactured. He knows that his xx10xx will
make room for a birth.
Adapted from A Treatise on Parents and Children
by George Bernard Shaw