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The 3 Places Principle (Poem)


If there is few things that we all deserve,

Whether we are as pure as a dog or terrible as a hyena,

Are simply as follow:

A place to be, so we would exist,

A place to breathe, so we would live,

And a place to sleep, so we will not die.

Whether you are kind as a child or bloodthirsty as a tyrant,

Rest assure that you need all of those,

Regardless of what you will do, are doing, or have done,

Throughout the journey of life.


The right of space is one that is left unnoticed,

As it is already understood that we need a place to inhibit.

However, especially because it is so imperative,

It is thus the reason why we all need those,

Without any exception whatsoever,

Including those who are to be executed, eventually.


Why do we all deserve to sleep eventually?

It is like the wall that supports a building;

Without it, the house will crumble

And ruin anything and anyone in its way.

Thus even the most brutal of murderers

Deserves at least a few hours of sleep,

So their sanity will not crumble against their eyes,

And their reality ruined by the hallucinations

Of a sleep-deprived mind.

Should a great villain be captured,

Even if they will not get a decent bed,

No one has said a sleep as to be completely comfortable.


Finally, we all need air in order to live beyond existence.

That is pretty much understood.

Only those who are about to legitimately die by the State's law,

Do not deserve to breathe,

At least at the exact time that they are to be executed.

Other than that, even on death row one deserves to breathe and to sleep.


Do we all deserve to have a good meal, or be hydrated?

Depends on the situation, and thus both are excluded

From this Principle.

If one is to be tortured to death, they do not necessarily

Need a fine meal before their death.

Obviously, whether or not torture-to-death is legitimate is another matter.


But even if you are a regular man or woman,

Make sure you have enough space to move,

Enough air to breathe,

And a good night's rest,

For these 3 are the greatest necessities you can give

To yourself,

As a tribute to the body that keeps you alive,

And to your yet-to-be-snapped mind.

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Tomasio A. Rubinshtein, Philosocom's Founder & Writer

I am a philosopher from Israel, author of several books in 2 languages, and Quora's Top Writer of the year 2018. I'm also a semi-hermit who has decided to dedicate his life to writing and sharing my articles across the globe. Several podcasts on me, as well as a radio interview, have been made since my career as a writer. More information about me can be found here.

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