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Old 07-21-2018, 09:20 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by issybird View Post
Moreover, books are pretty fungible. There's always something else to read.



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What does "must" really mean in this context? "Really, really want to a lot"? That's not the imperative you'd like it to be. If they truly "must", they have to find a way to pay for it if they're honest. It's not the moral equivalent of stealing a loaf of bread when you're starving.
I agree with you on this. Books are indeed fungible. It is very rare that someone "must" read a book in an objective sense. My use of the word in this instance was subjective, referring to the state of mind of the person rather than the objective truth.
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