RALPH: Then what will happen to us? There’s no trace of my money. My office is gone. What will I do? How will I live?

PICARD: This is the twenty fourth century. Material needs no longer exist.

RALPH: Then what’s the challenge?

PICARD: The challenge, Mister Offenhouse, is to improve yourself. To enrich yourself. Enjoy it.

(The Next Generation Transcripts n.d.)

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The Next Generation Transcripts. n.d. “The Neutral Zone.” Accessed July 21, 2022. http://www.chakoteya.net/NextGen/126.htm.