The solution of the world's problems does not lie in renouncing the worldly life itself. If every man became a monk and every woman a nun, they would merely exchange one set of problems--worldly ones--for another set--monastical ones. It is probably correct to say that the first kind are harsher and grimmer than the second kind. But whatever type of life is adopted, problems will inescapably be there.
-- Notebooks Category 1: Overview of the Quest > Chapter 3: Independent Path > # 230