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the individual farmer, for example, prepare food for four and expend four times the amount of time and toil in the production of food, and consequently share it with others, or neglecting them, must he prepare for himself only a fourth part of this food in a fourth part of the time and employ the other three parts in building his house and making his clothes and shoes, and, not taking the trouble to go shares with others, must he himself on his own account manage his own affairs? "
Then Adeimantus replied: " Well, Socrates, probably the former way is easier than the second."
" Indeed," said I, " there is nothing surprising in that. For I am myself reminded, while you are in the very act of speaking that, in the first place, each one is not born in every respect like his fellow-being, but differing in natural endowments, that one man has an aptitude for one task, another for another. Don't you think so?"
" I certainly do. "
" Well then, will a man be more successful when he follows many occupations, or when he confines himself to one?"
" When he confines himself to one," he answered.
" And further, I suppose, this too is evident that a work comes to nothing when we let slip the right time for doing it."
"Yes."
" For the enterprise, I think, will not wait for the leisure of him who undertakes it, but the workman must keep to his task, making it his chief concern."
" He must"

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