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On presumption against suffering.

We seem to assume that joy should be and that suffering should not, and so we search for consolation. This “presumption against suffering” appears universally human, and it is, I suppose, natural and logical. Physiologically speaking, pain signals disorder—it is a warning of trouble and demands action to be eliminated to bring the body back …

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