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The declining necessity of chores

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The human soul craves tasks close to the earth, jobs like splitting wood and canning vegetables, chores which, if one imagines living in a different time, would directly contribute to one's physical survival.

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The bustling modern world of endless convenience could use some good, solid, calming, necessary chores.

To people who burned wood for 50 years in poorly-insulated farm houses with inefficient stoves, the notion of relishing chores might seem crazy.

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