Archive | 2013

A separate existence is a myth

No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur […]

These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish

No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right […]