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Pleasure is the basic question of self-moderation. Pain is the basic question of self-mastery.
Yet I carry on with pleasure and with pain.
A democratic politics depends upon us continuing to speak out and speak on.
It is bad to suffer from an ignorance that one does not know; it is even worse to suffer from a knowledge that one does not understand.
There you are too.
There might be pain, but there is no suffering without ignorance.
My pain, my pleasure, my perception.
So was the toddler who tripped, fell, and only cried after seeing that you were paying attention.
“It’s just a scratch,” one said of their mortal wound. “I am morally wounded,” another said of their scratch.
Extreme pain is dangerously self-obliterating.