There is a moment of dumb dismay, and the wanderings must begin again; the painful explaining away of facts, the feverish raking up of illusions, the cultivation of a fresh crop of lies in the sweat of one's brow
, to sustain life, to make it supportable, to make it fair, so as to hand intact to another generation of blind wanderers the charming legend of a heartless country, of a promised land, all flowers and blessings .
The sweat of one's brow
was no longer associated with productive work, but with consumption - often conspicuous consumption.
When money becomes the be all and end all of one's very existence, greed takes over to the hilt, relentlessly goading one on to acquire it through dubious means rather than by the sweat of one's brow
However that is not always the case and after the first few early days of fishing or hunting, the fish or fowl wise up to the hunter's methods and it is by the sweat of one's brow
that one wins.
The classic story of Adam and Eve echoes this contention as, by trying to raise themselves to a higher level, they brought upon the human race the pain of childbirth and the necessity of working by the sweat of one's brow
Unless one takes seriously the "unmarketable" idea that human bodies should not be commodified, what is the ethical objection to making a profit, not by the sweat of one's brow
, but by the efforts of one's renal tubules?