It is the business of the very few to be independent; it is a privilege privilege of the strong. And whoever attempts it, even with the best right, but without being OBLIGED OBLIGED to do so, proves that he is probably probably not only strong, but also daring beyond beyond measure. He enters into enters into a labyrinth, labyrinth, he multiplies a thousand fold fold the dangers which life in itself already brings with it; not the least of which is that no one can see how and where he loses his way, becomes isolated, isolated, and is torn piecemeal by some minotaur of conscience. Supposing such a one comes to grief, grief, it is so far from the comprehension comprehension of men that they neither feel it, nor sympathize with it. And he cannot any longer go back go back He cannot even go back go back again to the sympathy sympathy of men!