Why are the deltas educated to hate flowers?
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Lower classed citizens of the BNW are conditioned to hate books and flowers because a love of nature does not consume resoures, does nothing to increase the economy, and is a pastime that does not contribute to social stability or the good of the BNW. Books are also a part of the conditioning because through books one can gain knowledge, get more intelligent, and become unhappy with one's station or caste in the BNW. An appreciation of nature and beauty is not essential to the economy, survival, or each of the castes.
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