Musings

For me, the greatest pleasure comes not from short-term gratification, but from engaging in a pursuit that may be painful, that may induce suffering, but ultimately, makes pain and suffering into worthwhile burdens.

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4 thoughts on “Musings

  1. beware, however, of masochism, people used to flagellate themselves, indeed to great honour, for their allegiance to “pursuit’s] that may be painful, that may induce suffering”, though that might be one’s irresistible thing – cheers, richibi

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    • I believe masochism, which I have fallen prey to, is just as indulgent and egotistical as hedonism. When I really looked at what I was doing, I realized I was simply seeking validation and worth through meaningless discomfort. Nowadays, I try to quality-check my actions by examining whether or not they serve my intent. If they don’t, then I have either wasted my time and energy, or given into an indulgent cry for validation.

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