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Monday, January 21, 2013

Thought of the day: On life's goodness.

"Life is good. The principal way people make to find life bad, is to live their lives in revolt against its goodness."


Jen said...

Mm. Don't I wish.

Two quotes come to mind.

"Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something."

The second is one by G.K. Chesterton, something along the lines of ... this world, like Fairyland, is such a fascinating and wondrous place that, for the privilege of being here, I am more than willing to put up with its disadvantages (such as dragons).

dogimo said...

The Dread Pirate Roberts is always selling something. Yet to say life is pain is not to deny its goodness.

But of course there are other ways to find life bad. To make revolt against its goodness is only the principal one.