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The philosopher will look his sorrows and troubles, his cares and burdens, in the face. He will not deny them. But he will not attach to them the interpretations which are commonly attached to them. Instead of lamenting his ill-fate, he will seek out the reasons why they particularly are present in his life. Instead of sinking into melancholy, he will remember that he is more than the ego, and refuse to let go of the peace that is behind and above it.

-- Notebooks Category 13: Human Experience > Chapter 1: Situation > # 334

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