The words to this song are based on the ideas that Dr. Edward Hummel, the main character in the play "Increased Difficulty of Concentration," wants to include in his talk for the "Progressive Voices Today" series.
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Increased Difficulty (Theme for "The Increased Difficulty of Concentration")
Different people at different sites in different circumstances
have different needs on any given day.
So everybody in every place in every situation
won't do everything in exactly the same way.
You can classify masculine, feminine and neuter,
but can you solve a problem of love even with a supercomputer?
Common values and common interests and even common strife
are the only ways to probe the mysteries of life.
In the most developed countries of the West
nothing that is needed is not possessed:
cars and homes and good educations,
groceries, utilities and annual vacations,
every advantage of the arts and sciences,
libraries, concert halls and kitchen appliances,
television, radio, a stereo system:
so many benefits you can't even list them.
Yet some people there are full of sadness,
boredom and despair, driven to madness.
Happiness it seems is an illusion.
What's the alternative to this conclusion?
Those who have it all often want something more.
Give them what they want, and they're out the door.
Once they get the thing that they desire,
They have something new they require.
There's something else to which they aspire.
They look for something new to acquire.