Bread, Water and Book
"The grandiose hotel, the prestigious university, the great prom, the passionate discussion, the beloved drama, the energy-fused party, the wedding of hundreds of guests, the groovy singing - none have purpose that is in the name of the basic and the modest. Indeed, a quiet hermitage-like building is preferable over the nightclub, filled with hedonistic party animals. As long as we have our food, our drinks, and a source for the development of our intellect, the rest are secondary. Beyond the sphere of necessity of survival and wellbeing, the function of every ambition and passion can be fulfilled autonomously."
This is one of the many examples of T. A. Rubinshtein's interesting ideas from his third book on the subject of Solitary Individualism, Bread, Water, and Book.
In contrast to his previous two books, this one takes a more poetic, literal, and artistic style of writing. Not only is it written like a series of poems, but Tomasio the Monk also integrates short stories that add color to the content. Rubinshtein was heavily inspired by Lao Tzu's ancient and famous Book of Tao in creating this work.