Another from Pirsig

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From ‘Lila:’

“The idea that ‘man is born free but is everywhere in chains’ was never true. There are no chains more vicious than the chains of biological necessity into which every child is born. Society exists primarily to free people from these biological chains. It has done that job so stunningly well intellectuals forget the fact and turn upon society with a shameful ingratitude for what society has done.”