Michael Divine

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Break Through

The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist; a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain.

Ursula K. Leguin⁠

Evil. Anyone can be evil. And pain? Pain is all around us. It takes work to feel joyful, dedication to be happy.⁠

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