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This is what You shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and Labour to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning god, have patience and indulgence toward people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown, or to any man or number number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons, and with the young, and with mothers of families , read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told in school, or church, or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul; and your very flesh shall be a great poem, and have the richest fluency…

Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass (via allxfoo)