Fyodor Dostoevsky: Notes from Underground

26 September 2019

And why are you so firmly, so solemnly convinced that only the normal and the positive, in short, that only wellbeing, is profitable for man? Is reason not perhaps mistaken as to profits? Maybe man does not love well-being only? Maybe he loves suffering just as much? Maybe suffering is just as profitable for him as well-being? For man sometimes loves suffering terribly much, to the point of passion, and that is a fact.

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