Complacent Humans


Max Ehrmann gave up working as the credit manager for his family
s meat-packing business in 1912 at the age of 40. He became a writer. His most famous work is the prose poem DESIDERATA (1927).

Max Ehrmann
’s original words:

1 women
2 women
3 women’s
4 women
5 human
6 life
7 music
8 human
9 I have added an extra thousand to give a sense of the length and scale of our atrocities. Animal murder has been our “tongue of shame” for at least 2.5 million years. We humans have enslaved our fellow beings in order to kill them for at least 11,500 years.
10 playthings
11 claim your

The italics are my own




By Heidi Stephenson

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