Marginalia, no.273

So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable Creature, since it enables one to find or make a Reason for every thing one has a mind to do.

~ Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography

When it comes to things that really count, how many of us ever do what we’d rather not? It’s just that our wanting, and the doing that serves it, is complicated – and we are dishonest. We make personal myths of divine guidance or brute compulsion in order to avoid the embarrassment of desire.

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  1. And then there is what you want to want to do, or want to not want to do, which makes it even more complicated…and so on…

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