Primroses v Wurlitzers

George Orwell on the simpler pleasures.

I have always suspected that if our economic and political problems are ever really solved, life will become simpler instead of more complex, and that the sort of pleasure one gets from finding the first primrose will loom larger than the sort of pleasure one gets from eating an ice to the tune of a Wurlitzer.

George Orwell, ‘Some Thoughts on the Common Toad’ (1946)
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