Chapter 2: The Marvelous Ladder
We must yearn for a real change to get out of this boring routine, out of this purely mechanical and tiring life. What we must first clearly understand is that each of us, be we bourgeois or proletarian, wealthy or middle class, rich or impoverished, is in fact at one level of being or another.
The level of being of the drunkard is different from that of the abstemious, and the level of being of the prostitute is different from that of the virgin. What we are saying here is indisputable, irrefutable.
On reaching this section of our chapter, it wouldn’t hurt for us to imagine a ladder extending vertically upwards, consisting of many rungs.