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mania
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Leaves of Grass
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  • They do not sweat and whine about their condition, They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins, They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God, Not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with the mania of owning things, Not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago, Not one is respectable or unhappy over the whole earth.

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as in: mania surrounding the big event Define
excessive and widely shared enthusiasm for something
as in: the mania of manic depression Define
a mood disorder characterized by excitement, rapidly changing ideas, and overactivity
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