In 1969, publisher John Martin offered to pay Charles Bukowski $100 each and every month for the rest of his life, on one condition: that he quit his job at the post office and become a writer. 

15 years later, Bukowski wrote the following letter to Martin and spoke of his joy at having escaped full time employment.

Some choice quotes:

Slavery was never abolished, it was only extended to include all the colors.

They never pay the slaves enough so they can get free, just enough so they can stay alive and come back to work.

(Read the article before blasting me)

Letters of Note: People simply empty out
Fascinating letters. Interesting correspondence.