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Nearly all young people who go into the world in order to exchange their talents for a livelihood begin as employees. And most of them remain employees to the end of their working days. That is to say, the great majority of us are dependent upon the approval and the goodwill of somebody else for the safety of our existence in that dangerous and shifting piece of human mechanism we call society.

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Source Notes: How to Make the Best of Life (chapter 4, "Starting in Life") (1923).

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