How free pleasures are not free …
Jun30

How free pleasures are not free …

Today’s culture often dangles many pleasures that seem free. For example, the Internet offers loads of entertainment,…

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Contemplation on temptation changes our disposition from zero tolerance to zero resistance
Jul01

Contemplation on temptation changes our disposition from zero tolerance to zero resistance

Suppose a country that is being overrun by illegal immigrants has adopted a zero tolerance approach at immigration. But…

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When the mind believes something is enjoyable, it stops evaluating whether it is actually enjoyable
Feb23

When the mind believes something is enjoyable, it stops evaluating whether it is actually enjoyable

Our mind often works like a programmed device, giving particular responses to particular stimuli. Some of this programming…

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The search for pleasure is often the source of the greatest trouble
Mar06

The search for pleasure is often the source of the greatest trouble

The search for pleasures drives all of us. Unfortunately, it drives many of us to the opposite of its purpose – to trouble.…

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Temptation buys us on an installment basis
Jan20

Temptation buys us on an installment basis

When we buy something on an installment basis, we need to pay only small amounts at a time. By thus manageably dividing a large…

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Thwart the desires that titillate initially but torment eventually
Jan06

Thwart the desires that titillate initially but torment eventually

When worldly desires tempt us, they promise us a lot of pleasure. And contemplating attractive worldly objects does titillate.…

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