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Both Avatar: The Last Airbender and James Cameron’s Avatar are allegories of Westerners who take pleasure in the fantasy of inhabiting and controlling Others.
Pleasure is the basic question of self-moderation. Pain is the basic question of self-mastery.
I wouldn’t follow your dreams; I’d dream dreams worth following first.
Yet I carry on with pleasure and with pain.
This professor-turned-bureaucrat has never experienced intellectual pleasure.
The resemblance to capitalism is clear. Utilitarianism calls its good “pleasure,” while capitalism calls its good “profit.”
The first takes pleasure in commonality, the second takes refuge in it.
I would enjoy learning what pleasures he secretly reserves.
We can’t all have impeccable taste.