DICHOTOMY: A brief meditation on the two poverties, as viewed through Dadaist metaphysical thought.
The need of nothing is not the same as the acceptance of nothing, no matter what it looks like when written… or read.
I need nothing. I accept nothing.
Not the same.
The well-groomed man. Lexus LFA Nürburgring. Pair of Barker Black Ostrich shoes on his clean feet… No socks. He has everything in this world, and nothing. He needs nothing. The homeless man. Shopping cart. Pair of Converse Magic Johnson basketball shoes on his dirty feet… No socks. He has nothing in this world, and everything. He accepts nothing.
Full car. Empty heart. Empty cart. Full heart.
They are NOT the same.
I have been neither homeless nor rich. I wish to be neither. I have needed nothing. I have accepted nothing.
And I prefer it.
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