I loved this conversation between Misail and Blagovo. I couldn't write all of it but I hope you enjoy the read:
When we came to the subject of manual labour, I expressed the following opinion: "The strong should not enslave the weak, the minority must not be parasites on the majority, or leeches, forever sucking their lifeblood. By that I mean - and without any exception - everyone, strong or weak, rich or poor, should play his part in the struggle for existence. In this respect there's no better leveller than physical work, with everyone being forced to do some."
"But supposing everyone - the thinkers and great scholars - played his part in the struggle for existence and wasted his time breaking stones and painting roofs. Wouldn't that be a serious threat to progress" asked Blagovo.
"But where's the danger" I asked. "Surely progress is all about good deeds and obeying moral law. If you don't enslave anyone, if you aren't a burden to anyone, what more progress do you need... In my opinion, that's progress and perhaps the only kind possible for man, and the only kind that is really necessary."