MARK (Continued): All these things I know to be true, but all things around me think differently. The television, internet, radio, movies, and all mass media tell me to relax, stop and smell the roses, live in the moment, and love all things as they are. Popular philosophy appears to be “enjoy what you are and what you have.” We are creatures of the market, and we have money. All our population is focused on acquisition. People live to labor for the luxury of a Saturday night. At the week’s end its product is hurled in desperation like a ball at a plate in a carnival game. Purposeful life is pushed out of mind by social graces. Who needs more than friends and family? Love is all you need. All you need is love. Love is the death of freedom. What I love, I seek to own, and the things I own end up owning me.

MARK (Continued): Hey, enough of this. I want a drink.

This is an excerpt from a play I turned in as a term paper for History of Philosophy.