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user-inactivated  ·  1468 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 25th Sporadic Quotes Jubilee

    We have probably all at some time looked at some beautiful house and landscape in England, Italy, Tahiti, or wherever and thought: "There I could not fail to be happy!" Yet no thought could be more absurd than this one. For we all know perfectly well that not only every household, but every human being, contains the seeds of an ample crop of misery. In many cases, highly privileged surroundings merely enable human misery to assume uncommon forms.