Wandering Thought # 3

Pleasure and enjoyment are not goals in themselves. They are, rather, afterglows and floods resulting from the frictions and tensions in seeking after a goal — countering obstacles, overpowering and overcoming, and the infinite small battles in the long war leading up to the summit and goal. Hence, thus viewed, pleasure and enjoyment are no more preferable to suffering and pain which may very well be more preponderant — in themselves, they possess no value but are mere coins which we pay gladly once we have something to look up to, something we want to purchase and acquire. That pleasure and enjoyment have become goals in themselves can only mean that nothing is worth waiting and fighting for anymore, that, somehow, what we now have is all we can aspire to have — therefore, let us make the best of it!

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