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The glorification of countryside and village life, the denigration of urban and city life, making the former conducive to spirituality, if not paradisical, and the latter satanical, a breeder of evils, is an oversimplification and an exaggeration which does not chime with the facts. There is no Yin without its opposing Yang: to ignore this basic principle of Nature and man is to ignore truth.

-- Notebooks Category 3: Relax and Retreat > Chapter 2: Withdraw from Tension and Pressure > # 92

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