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Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.
In order not to suffer, you had to renounce love. It was like putting out your own eyes
not to see the bad things in life.
Human beings can withstand a week without water, two weeks without food, many years of homelessness, but not loneliness. It is the worst of all tortures, the worst of all sufferings.
If good things are coming, they will be a pleasant surprise,’ said the seer. ‘If bad things are, and you know in advance, you will suffer greatly before they even occur.’
It is possible to avoid pain? Yes, but you’ll never learn anything. Is it possible to know something without ever having experiencing it? Yes, but it will never truly be part of you.
But there is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it’s better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you’re fighting for.
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