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 literary status, wrote:
 The makers of our Constitution undertook to
 secure conditions favorable to the pursuit of
 happiness. They recognized the significance
 of man's spiritual nature, of his feelings
 and of his intellect. They knew that only a
 part of the paine pleasure and satisfaction
 of life are to be found in material things.
 They sought to protect Americans in their
 beliefsl their thoughts, their emotions, and
 their sensations. They conferred_ as against
 the Governmentg the right to be let
 alone--the most comprehensive of rights and
 the right most valued by civilized man.
 Olm_te d v. United States_ 277 UoSo 438: 478_ 72 Lo Ed. 944
 The "right to be let alone '_ includes the privilege of an
 individual to plan his own affairs, forj "o. °outside of areas of
 la__ harmful conduct, every American is left to shape his own
 life as he thinks best, do what he pleases, go where he pleases."
 Kent v. Dulles, 357 UoSo 116, 126r 78 So Cto 1113, 2 L. Ed.2d
 1204 (1958) (emphasis added)° To determine these rightsf
 standards must be developedr and whether called privacy or
 libertyr Brandeis _ '_right to be let alone" is probably the
 functional equivalent of Mil!'s right to act as one will short of
 harming others°
 Mill was quick to point out, however, that his principle
 applied only to adults of competent age and understanding:
 It is_ perhaps, hardly necessary to say that
 this doctrine is meant to apply only to human
 beings in the maturity of their faculties°

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