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We suffer emotionally when our view of a situation is shown by experience to be self-deceptive. But if this view is itself involved in, and part of, our general view of life, then this disillusionment gives the chance to introduce a truer and higher one. Thus the suffering becomes its purchase price. But if we prefer to hug the emotion and refuse the lesson, we invite its recurrence at some future time.

-- Notebooks Category 13: Human Experience > Chapter 1: Situation > # 223

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