November 1, 2018

Food for Thought

Pain and pleasure are not two separate sensations but one and the same. Because we think of them as a pair, we become confused about what drives us in life. We try to avoid pain and seek pleasure, and believe life should consist only of the latter.

You don’t need to be sadistic or masochistic to understand that pain and pleasure are one and the same. If pain was not enjoyable, Halloween would not exist. Scary phenomena like ghosts, monsters, and vampires would not be enjoyable. Kids would not ask for “trick,” only for “treat.” ????

So, be careful what you hate in life. Hate can give you pleasure and it can become your primary drive in life. You can even become addicted to it. Love can trump hate only if you are driven by love.

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