Died: June 8, 1809, Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, United States
Thomas Paine was an English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary.
The word custom implies group doctrines, the guide is social and, according to David Hume, is an excellent pathway to prosperity.
This parsing function in the brain is healthy and sharpens memory. The fiction of flourishing is absolute to be experienced in degrees daily. So some, not so much, for others; a norm. Don't disrupt my homogeneity! That's not a right. It's ignorance.